Chickamauga Lake


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678.89 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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DA: Man charged in cold-case killings went to buy videotape of gold dealer Rick Davis

Times Free Press

Date: 10/25/2016 3:10:00 PM

Before that, Pinkston and his staff convinced jurors in May that Billy Hawk killed Johnny Mack Salyer, stuffing his body into a barrel into 1981 that washed onto the shores of Chickamauga Lake. Pinkston and law enforcement made a pair of announcements in

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Hillsboro High School unveils mural project


Date: 10/25/2016 3:03:00 PM

She required the groups to use the state of Tennessee as inspiration. Students painted their interpretations of landmarks, including the Nashville skyline, the Tennessee River and the Tennessee countryside. “It was challenging, but it was fun,” said

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Murals created by high school students unveiled on Hillsboro Pike


Date: 10/25/2016 1:44:00 PM

Students painted their interpretations of landmarks like the Nashville skyline and the Tennessee River, among other places. The murals are located at 4000 Hillsboro Pike around a residential, office and retail project construction site. All content

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Girlfriend Getaways: 5 Great Autumn Escapes

Date: 10/25/2016 1:00:00 AM

Erected in 1890 and standing 2,376 feet high, the Walnut Street Bridge connects the north shore of the Tennessee River to downtown Chattanooga. Time your stroll for sunset when the lights of the city begin to decorate the sky. Head up to the top of Lookout

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York Institute wins Next Generation High School Bass Series on Chickamauga

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 10/24/2016 7:06:00 PM

Dayton, Tn (WRCB) – A record 103 High School fishing teams competed in the Next Generation High School Bass Series tournament this weekend on Chickamauga Lake. Fishing was extremely tough with only 42 teams bringing fish to the scales. Student anglers

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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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