Lake Barkley


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355.73 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Taste of the Pennyrile fundraiser set for Thursday

Kentucky New Era

Date: 9/19/2017 3:15:00 PM

Elissa Tucker, director of business development, said one vendor might have a cool display at their booth. “Lake Barkley Windows on the Water will be doing fried catfish, so we’re going to try set up his booth like it’s a boat,” she said of the

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Outdoors notebook

Lebanon Democrat

Date: 9/19/2017 7:16:00 AM

Carp battle: The TWRA is assisting efforts to control the number of Asian Carp in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Part of that effort is a $75,000 state grant to purchase equipment to aid commercial processing of the fish. Last year over one million pounds

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TWRA battling invasive carp in Tennessee waterways, issues updated report

Date: 9/16/2017 12:58:00 PM

According to a press release issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the TWRA, in coordination with the Paris-Henry County Industrial Committee, is working to combat Asian carp, an invasive species, in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. When they

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NR 17-032: Barkley Dam releases being reduced Thursday to support repairs at Dam 52 on Ohio River

United States Army

Date: 9/12/2017 1:30:00 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that releases from Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River in Grand Rivers, Ky., will be reduced to 6,000 cubic feet per second beginning 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept

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Ballard fest bringing big-time calling, Air Dogs and more

The Paducah Sun

Date: 9/9/2017 10:22:00 PM

Some of the most popular quota hunts are deer hunts, including hunts at West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area, Ballard WMA, Lake Barkley State Resort Park and, new this year, Kenlake State Resort Park. An additional new hunt, a youth-mentor deer hunt

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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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