Lake Barkley


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354.47 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Outdoors Notebook: Fall news and views


Date: 10/22/2016 11:45:00 AM

Grand Rivers, Ky. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Central. Paul Rister, western district fisheries biologist for the state game agency, will discuss crappie and bass fishing on Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, the two primary watersheds in the district

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Manley glad to be back on field in final season

Daily News

Date: 10/21/2016 4:12:00 PM

He’s participated on the school’s fishing team the last two years and finished 14th in May at a Fishing League Worldwide event last season at Lake Barkley in western Kentucky. Football and fishing schedules can sometimes clash, but Manley said Brohm

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Panthers at Rhea, Cougars cross the lakes

News Democrat Leader

Date: 10/20/2016 10:00:00 PM

The Logan County Cougars will be on the road Friday. They will cross Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake to visit the Calloway County Lakers. The Lakers are (6-2.) Calloway County is coming off of a 56-0 loss last week against Hopkinsville. http

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Obituary: Joella Crum

Date: 10/19/2016 9:57:00 AM

Carmel. He preceded her in death in 2014. Survivors include one daughter Debbie (James) Ingram of Metcalf; two sons, Steve (Teresa) Crum of Lake Barkley, Kentucky, and Kevin (Angie) Crum of Mount Carmel; six grandchildren, Amy (Le) Bennett-Luttrell of

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Lyon County focusing on preparedness for eclipse

The Herald Ledger

Date: 10/19/2016 1:14:00 AM

Cheryl Johnston, Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce Director, speaks to a crowd last week at the Lee S. Jones Building. Johnston and others are working with businesses and local officials to prepare for the 2017 solar eclipse. Next year's solar eclipse

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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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