Lake Barkley


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355.08 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Lake Barkley Bridge project reaches key phase

Murray Ledger & Times

Date: 10/20/2017 10:27:00 PM

CANTON — Crews were expecting to begin pouring concrete for the main span of what is being labeled the New Lake Barkley Bridge late this week, signaling a key point in the project to replace the last of two structurally obsolete structures carrying U.S

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Ohio River Dam 52 Back in Business

Dredging Today

Date: 10/20/2017 12:13:00 AM

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The first closure took place from September 6-14, 2017, the official announcement said. The navigation pass was closed to navigation traffic while project personnel raised the wicket dam. During the raising event there was a

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State Main Street conference to feature Princeton stop

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 10/17/2017 11:00:00 PM

Lake Barkley State Resort Park is serving as the headquarters for the conference, which is expected to draw participation from across the Commonwealth. Kentucky Main Street, introduced in 1979 and administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council and State

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Main Street program to hold conference in west Kentucky

Kentucky New Era

Date: 10/16/2017 5:16:00 PM

Lake Barkley State Resort Park will host the meeting, which draws local KYMS directors and board members from across the state. “Just as we did last year in Eastern Kentucky, the goal of this year’s conference is to share best practices with one

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Kentucky Trinity: New book shines light on state favorites burgoo, barbecue and bourbon

KY Forward

Date: 10/13/2017 10:28:00 PM

Can be made 2–3 days ahead of time and reheated. Lake Barkley Bar-B-Q Sauce 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped Vegetable oil 2 quarts catsup or tomato sauce or tomato purée 3 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1/3 small bottle Tabasco sauce 1/2 pound brown sugar 1

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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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