Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
681.64 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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FLW announces major 2019 tournament for Chickamauga Lake


Date: 7/16/2018 4:57:00 AM

FLW announced its 2019 FLW Tour schedule this week, including a tournament on Chickamauga Lake, based out of Dayton and hosted by FLW sponsors one of two major national bass tournament

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Elliott: Daisy the center of tile, ceramic manufacturing in Hamilton County

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 7/14/2018 9:29:00 PM

From there, a turnpike ran from the Tennessee River Valley on the east side of Walden's Ridge across to Dunlap in the Sequatchie Valley. Poe's was a way station along a route of the Trail of Tears lat

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Catfish Hotel celebrates 80 years

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/13/2018 6:58:00 PM

Customers eat at tables overlooking the Tennessee River at the Catfish Hotel. (Photo: Submitted) Hagy’s Catfish Hotel was founded by Norvin Hagy in 1938, and last week, the Hagy family commemorated 80

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These 15 U.S. Cities Are Most at Risk of Experiencing a Nuclear Meltdown

The Cheat Sheet

Date: 7/13/2018 1:46:00 PM

The Sequoyah power plant, which has two reactors, is just 20 miles upstream on the Tennessee River, which flows right through Chattanooga. The east and central parts of Pennsylvania have most of the s

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Civil War and the Tennessee River Valley


Date: 7/13/2018 3:36:00 AM

– – – The Tennessee and Cumberland rivers snake their way through the state of Tennessee where they welcome millions of visitors each year who descend on the cool waters for outdoor recreation fun. Wh

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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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