Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
354.83 FEET
11/24/2017
Full Pool: 359.0
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New bridge is on track

The Messenger

Date: 11/22/2017 10:07:00 PM

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making good progress on the new U.S. Hwy. 68/State Route 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton in Trigg County. Construction of the new bridge remains on track to be ready for two-lane traffic as planned

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Billie Lou Luttrell

Kentucky New Era

Date: 11/21/2017 8:07:00 PM

she was born April 17, 1931, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Wilma Willmore. She worked as a housekeeper at the Vacation Club International and Lake Barkley State Resort Park. She retired as health care nurse’s aide where she worked at Shady

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Weiss Lake is Getting a Face Lift

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/18/2017

Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate

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Closures for WMA units scheduled

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 11/17/2017 7:32:00 AM

Dover bottoms on Lake Barkley are also closed off. After the two-day opening weekend, the units will close again for five days and reopen on Dec. 2. Meanwhile, duck hunters have been blitzing before the units are closed off. Seems those last-minute chores

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New Lake Barkley bridge on track for traffic in spring

The Paducah Sun

Date: 11/16/2017 11:49:00 PM

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making good progress on the new U.S. 68/Ky. 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton in Trigg County, the cabinet says. Construction of the new bridge remains on track to be ready for two-lane traffic as

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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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