Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
358.91 FEET
5/26/2017
Full Pool: 359.0
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OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Dyer Co. High School senior snags 13.1 pound bass at Gibson County Lake

point5digital.com

Date: 5/25/2017 7:59:00 AM

Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Give Clagett Talley a call (731) 607-5266 or visit him online at www.pickwickareaguide.com Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley Water temperature: lower 70s. Bass: Largemouth bass are steady on the main lake channel

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Emma Louise Acree

Kentucky New Era

Date: 5/24/2017 10:18:00 PM

She had worked as a cook at Lake Barkley, and was a member of Second Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Acree Jr.; her children, Barbara Grubbs, James Acree and Dennis Acree; and two brothers

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Time for history, fun, culture at state parks

Kentucky.com

Date: 5/24/2017 4:15:00 PM

Kentucky State Parks have always been special to me. I spent a summer while a teenager helping with the construction of the beautiful lodge at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near my home in Cadiz. In fact, the parks are special to many Kentuckians and

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Donnie Holland: Remember Kentucky State Parks as you kick off your summer travel season

nkytribune.com

Date: 5/24/2017 9:51:00 AM

Kentucky State Parks have always been special to me. I spent a summer while a teenager helping with the construction of the beautiful lodge at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near my home in Cadiz. In fact, Kentucky State Parks are special to many

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James Choate

NWTN Today

Date: 5/23/2017 2:50:00 PM

Mr. Choate retired from the former Reelfoot Packing Company, he also worked for Bunch Brothers for 20 years, drove a truck for Holland Brothers for 14 years and worked at Shawnee Steam Plant, where he worked on the first contract on Lake Barkley as a crane

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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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