Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
682.54 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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$25 million phase of Lakeshore Park improvements complete


Date: 8/20/2018 5:58:00 PM

The improvements include a number of noticeable additions. The biggest changes to the park include creating more access to Tennessee River. A 300-foot boardwalk diverts from the green way and gives pe

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Dog Days: Up the Tennessee River with a Puppy in Tow

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Date: 8/20/2018 1:24:00 PM

60-year-old Kim Trevathan of Maryville, Tennessee, paddled the length of the Tennessee River in 1998. His pooch, Jasper, a Shepherd and Labrador mix, was in the bow. "He was one of those uncanny dogs

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Notable Downtowns to Visit in the Tennessee River Valley


Date: 8/20/2018 1:38:00 AM

They say the downtown area is the heartbeat of a city. The Tennessee River Valley has compiled a list to give those in search of some of the best downtowns in the region to visit. The Glenmore Mansion

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Fun-filled Fall: Guide to festivals and fairs in North Alabama

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/18/2018 10:00:00 PM

The annual event at Point Mallard Park commemorates the four-day 1864 Civil War skirmish that took place along the Tennessee River. Along with the mock battles, the event will feature civilian and mil

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Kayak Tour From Chattanooga To Brown’s Ferry Set For Aug. 31

Date: 8/17/2018 2:36:00 PM

The public is invited to participate in a free, four-hour, kayak tour with a ranger on Friday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. National Park Partners and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga will sponsor an event whe

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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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