Chickamauga Lake

TENNESSEE


Lake Level
682.30 FEET
6/16/2019
Full Pool: 683.0
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Man who drowned in Tennessee River identified

WTVF

Date: 6/15/2019 2:51:00 PM

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The man who drowned in the Tennessee River Friday has been identified as Jason Hoilman. Hoilman's body was found after a large mutli-agency search was carried out into

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3M admits to illegal chemical release in Tennessee River

WHNT-TV Huntsville on MSN.com

Date: 6/14/2019 10:31:34 PM

The 3M Plant in Decatur failed to obey federal law by releasing certain chemicals or the waste of those chemicals into the Tennessee River.The company admitted to the chemical release in an April

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Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

Star Tribune

Date: 6/13/2019 4:11:00 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility on Thursday agreed to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic meters) of coal ash from unlined pits at a Tennessee coal

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TVA to remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 6/13/2019 9:06:00 AM

TVA to remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river TVA has agreed to dig up 12 million tons of coal ash stored in unlined pits at its Gallatin Fossil Plant in Middle Tennessee and clean up

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Fresh Air Calendar: June 13-19

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 6/12/2019 6:45:00 PM

Full Moon Kayak Tour: Saturday, 8-10 p.m., Chickamauga Lake; led by Outdoor Chattanooga; appropriate for adults & ages 14-up accompanied by adult; $35, covers equipment; pre-payment required. Email

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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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