Chickamauga Lake


Lake Level
681.92 FEET
Full Pool: 683.0
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Delta Queen closer to cruising after Senate committee vote


Date: 6/29/2016 1:55:00 PM

FILE - In this March 22, 2015 file photo, spectators line the bank of the Tennessee River as the Delta Queen riverboat waits to depart from Chattanooga, Tenn., on its way to Louisiana for restoration. An effort to get the legendary riverboat back afloat on

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A DIVERSIFY Moment In Chattanooga

The Huffington Post

Date: 6/29/2016 11:30:00 AM

The problem was a small underground leak in the system that dumped twelve million gallons of water into the Tennessee river. The creative solution, a first in American water history, was the product of the diverse skills of the team including engineering

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Food and fireworks essential on July Fourth

The Jackson Sun

Date: 6/28/2016 9:00:00 PM

Growing up we spent the day skiing and picnicking on the Tennessee River near Saltillo or at Piney Lake. I’ve also ended the day atop the National Life Building in Nashville watching the brilliant explosions of fireworks. One that I’m thinking about

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Norman Reedus Gets In Touch With His Spiritual Side on 'Ride'


Date: 6/28/2016 6:24:00 PM

Reedus started out in Atlanta, where he lives while shooting TWD, and hit the road toward the Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee River in North Carolina with his friend and custom bike builder Jason Paul Michaels, who he met up with at Atlanta's Brother

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Vehicles pulled from Tennessee River

News Courier

Date: 6/28/2016 2:35:00 PM

A 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer recently pulled from the Tennessee River was reported stolen out of Huntsville, an official said Monday. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said the vehicle was one of three discovered at the bottom of the river at the Muscle

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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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