Chickamauga Lake


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682.89 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Decatur Residents Want More Oversight Regarding Chemicals in the Tennessee River

WHNT-TV Huntsville on

Date: 6/21/2019 7:49:25 PM

The city of Decatur sits the banks of the Tennessee River. Normally a source of pride, the town`s nickname is the `River City`. "Its everything. It`s where people come down here and visit it all the

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Tennessee River Supplies Drinking Water to Hundreds of Thousands of People in North Alabama

WHNT-TV Huntsville on

Date: 6/21/2019 4:03:54 PM

3M`s admission of illegally releasing chemicals into the Tennessee River and the state of Alabama`s role is an important story for several reasons. But perhaps the part of the story that you care

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Music for the Soul – Must Go To Music Festivals in the Tennessee River…


Date: 6/21/2019 2:59:00 AM

Music festival season is in full swing in the Tennessee River Valley and while the seven-state region is known for its breathtaking views and outdoor adventures, it is also carving a way into the

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Music for the Soul - Must Go To Music Festivals in the Tennessee River Valley


Date: 6/21/2019 2:23:00 AM

Music festival season is in full swing and everyone is invited to experience the sweet sounds of the Tennessee River Valley. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Music festival

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New details emerge after pilot crashes plane into Tennessee River


Date: 6/20/2019 6:45:00 PM

New details are emerging about the pilot who crashed his plane into the Tennessee River, then swam to shore. A police report released on Thursday said 62-year-old Martin Odendaal was heading for

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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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