Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
676.68 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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A Little Bit of Everything: from fog to sun and rain to snow!


Date: 12/17/2018 4:59:00 PM

Temperatures drop low enough that some patchy ‘freezing fog’ is possible in some of the colder valleys: especially near larger bodies of water like the lakes along the Tennessee River

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Birding Hot Spots in the Tennessee River Valley for Birding Enthusiasts

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Date: 12/17/2018 2:27:00 AM

From backyard birdwatchers to the serious birder, the Tennessee River Valley Mapguide provides information on birding hot spots from a local's perspective. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2018

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Birding Hot Spots in the Tennessee River Valley for Birding…


Date: 12/17/2018 2:20:00 AM

The Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge is 6,000 acres (2,500 acres of land and 3,500 acres of water) located on Chickamauga Lake at the confluence of the Hiwassee River and Tennessee River. This site has the la

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Grant orders Jews to leave war zone, Dec. 17, 1862


Date: 12/16/2018 9:00:00 PM

The exclusion area stretched from northern Mississippi to Cairo, Ill., and from the Mississippi River to the Tennessee River. A black market in Southern cotton triggered the expulsion order. Although

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Lane restrictions on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge in Kentucky to remain during Christmas, New Year holidays

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Date: 12/14/2018 1:54:00 PM

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that both eastbound and westbound work zone lane restrictions on the Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker will re

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 810 Miles
• Surface Area: 34,500 Acres
• Volume: 705,300 Acre Feet
• Length: 60 Miles
Chickamauga Lake is a reservoir along the Tennessee River created when the Chickamauga Dam, as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, was completed in 1940. The lake stretches from Watts Bar Dam at mile 529.9 (853 km) to Chickamauga Dam at mile 471.0 (758 km) making the lake 58.9 miles (94.8 km) long. It borders Rhea County, Meigs County, and Hamilton County with 810 miles (1,303 km) of shoreline and two bridges crossing it at State Highway 60 and Highway 30. The lake is commonly used for recreational and outdoor activities, especially at the southern end, due to the high population density surrounding it. It was named after the Chickamauga (tribe) of Cherokees who used to live in the area.

The Hiwassee River flows into Chickamauga lake at Hiwassee Island, just north of the Highway 60 bridge at mile 500 (804.5 km).
Chickamauga Lake is immediately downstream from Watts Bar Lake and immediately upstream from Nickajack Lake.

Full pool for Chickamauga lake is 682 feet above sea level. The normal operating envelope is a level of approximately 676 ft through the end of March, rising steadily to full pool level of 682 feet by the middle of May. Then, full pool is maintained through the end of August, at which time the level drops steadily back down to 676 ft by the end of November. Actual lake levels vary due to weather conditions and power needs.
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