Lake Barkley


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Full Pool: 359.0
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Michael Baker International Ranked as No. 5 Bridge Design Firm in Engineering News-Record's Latest Industry Rankings

The Business Journal

Date: 8/18/2017 4:55:00 PM

Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Bridges (Trigg/Marshall Counties, Ky.), Winona Bridge (Winona, Minn.), Sam White Bridge (American Fork, Utah) and John James Audubon Bridge (Pointe Coupee, La.), among thousands of others. The firm's bridge design efforts are

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Macon has been in the dark before

The Telegraph

Date: 8/18/2017 2:19:00 PM

Since Macon won’t have the best seats in the house for the eclipse, Phil will travel to Lake Barkley, Kentucky, with about a dozen friends and family members. He booked reservations for the trip four years ago. It will be the fifth “total” eclipse he

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Early squirrel season begins at LBL

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 8/18/2017 8:19:00 AM

Whereas there will be no lunches sold at the refuge, the public is invited to bring their picnic basket and enjoy the afternoon in a beautiful, scenic spot along Lake Barkley. ANGLERS ON INCREASE America has spoken, and they have one thing to say

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Grandparent program suspended until next fiscal year

Kentucky New Era

Date: 8/15/2017 10:42:00 PM

In other business: PADD Executive Director Jason Vincent announced his agency’s “Pride of the Pennyrile” industry appreciation outing at the Lake Barkley State Resort Park golf course. Activities include lunch at 11 a.m., a noon golf scramble

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Three from Kentucky complete Delta Leadership Institute Executive

Murray Ledger & Times

Date: 8/13/2017 10:21:00 PM

Photo providedPictured, from left, are DRA Board member Victor Narusis of Illinois, Mary Ann Medlock and Kent Waide, both of Kentucky, DRA Board members Amy Fecher of Arkansas and Leslie Durham of Louisiana, at the the DLI graduation at Lake Barkley State

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• River: Cumberland River
• Surface Area: 57,900 Acres
Lake Barkley, a 58,000-acre (230 km2) reservoir in Livingston, Lyon, and Trigg counties in Kentucky and extending into Stewart and Houston counties in Tennessee, was impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 upon the completion of Barkley Dam. Both the lake and the dam are named for Vice President Alben Barkley, a Kentucky native. The dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, approximately 38 miles (61 km) upstream from where the Cumberland empties into the Ohio River. One mile (1.6 km) above the dam is a canal connecting Lake Barkley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country. The lakes run parallel courses for more than 50 miles (80 km), with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area located between them.
Lake Barkley is 134 miles (216 km) long with a shoreline measuring 1,004 miles (1,616 km). The lake's level is maintained at different levels throughout the year for flood control purposes. Summer pool, 359 ft (109 m) above sea level, is normally reached by May 1. The water level begins dropping gradually on July 1, and winter pool (354 ft/107 m) is reached by December 1. The spring rise starts April 1. The lake's water surface area varies accordingly from 57,920 acres (234 km²) at summer pool to 45,210 acres (183 km²) at winter pool.
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