Lake Barkley


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357.96 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Farmers Bank & Trust names Sue McConnell Jones new board chair

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 4/25/2017 10:16:00 PM

Jones is the daughter of the late Howard B. and Lorine McConnell. She and her husband, Don, presently reside in Nashville and have a cabin on Lake Barkley. “I look forward to serving in this position and hope to maintain an emphasis on services to the

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HCHS bass fishing team clinches spot in state tournament

Date: 4/25/2017 7:58:00 PM

HCHS bass fishing team clinches spot in state tournament Henderson County's team of Ethan McCracken and Paxton McGraw qualified for the KHSAA state bass fishing championships by finishing in the top 17 in Saturday's Region One Tournament on Lake Barkley

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Swimbaits are good for fooling trophy fish


Date: 4/24/2017 9:10:00 PM

"I use the belly-weighted wide gap swimbait hook and a hollow body swimbait for shallow lakes with more cover such as Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley," Miles said. "This setup is weedless and works great over weedbeds or through cover for bass." In clear

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Robert Hurt

The Daily Journal

Date: 4/24/2017 7:54:00 AM

Bob enjoyed making sure he knew every individual student's name. After retirement in 1988, he moved to Kentucky to a home on Lake Barkley where he had a quiet retirement spending his time reading and continuing to learn about history, his favorite subject

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Trigg bass duo headed to state

Kentucky New Era

Date: 4/23/2017 10:23:00 PM

Bass fishing teams from throughout western Kentucky gathered at Lake Barkley on Saturday for the Region 1 Tournament and the opportunity to go to the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship. Sixteen teams from each of the four regions will battle it out on

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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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