Lake Barkley


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358.98 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Chamber searching for new director

The Herald Ledger

Date: 6/21/2017 8:07:00 AM

After nearly two years at the helm of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Johnston is stepping down as executive director. Johnston notified the chamber board of her plans to leave earlier this month. The board is currently accepting applications

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John D. Reimer

Kentucky New Era

Date: 6/20/2017 9:48:00 PM

He was employed as a safety coordinator at D&W Fine Pack in Cadiz. He previously worked at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Trigg County and also volunteered at the golf course there. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was

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Search continues for man missing at Finger Lake


Date: 6/20/2017 10:35:00 AM

Borough EMS and Alaska State Troopers were out again Tuesday morning looking for a missing man who apparently fell out of a canoe on Finger Lake in Wasilla Monday evening. Ken Barkley, Mat-Su deputy chief for emergency services said a call came in at 5 p.m

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Lake Barkley Chamber director to step down

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 6/16/2017 10:25:00 PM

The search for a new executive director is under way at the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce. Current Executive Director Cheryl Johnston, who has served in that capacity since April 2016, is resigning the position at the end of next week. Johnston is

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Lake Barkley State Resort Park temporarily closed

Date: 6/16/2017 11:11:00 AM

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Lake Barkley State Resort Park is closed for the remainder of Friday. All facilities are closed. The closure is due to a major water line break, according to a Facebook post. It is unclear how long the park

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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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