Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
355.45 FEET
9/26/2016
Full Pool: 359.0
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Barbara Jean Hill Hudelson

Kentucky New Era

Date: 9/25/2016 10:53:00 PM

She had previously worked for Duncan Electric in Lafayette, Ind. She became co-owner and operator, along with her husband, of Parkview Court near Lake Barkley. She also worked for Lynn Waller Realty, as well as Century 21 Real Estate in Cadiz. She was a

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Lane Restriction on KY 139 in US 68/KY 80 Construction Corridor

Kentucky New Era

Date: 9/22/2016 8:52:00 PM

is the prime contractor on this $54.2 million project to construct a new 4-lane highway between Cadiz and Canton roughly paralleling the existing roadway from the intersection of U.S. 68-Business at Cadiz extending to the east end of the New Lake Barkley

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Readers Write

The Messenger

Date: 9/21/2016 11:16:00 PM

This Saturday, the Hopkins County BASS Club will host its 24th Annual Fall Bass Classic on Lake Barkley. Registration begins at 4:45 a.m. at the Lyon County boat ramp and the cost is $90 per boat (includes big bass pot). Payout will be over 100 percent of

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Major retires as Partnership director

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 9/20/2016 10:11:00 PM

Randy Major, who served for close to seven years as administrator of the Lake Barkley Partnership for Economic Development, has retired from the position. Major and his wife, Pat, a local minister, have relocated to Ocala, Fla., where they will be closer

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Local sports schedule

The Paducah Sun

Date: 9/19/2016 10:44:00 PM

Carlisle County at Fulton County; Fulton City at Mayfield; Trigg County at Livingston Central; Madisonville-North Hopkins at Caldwell County; Webster County at Crittenden County. GOLF -- Pride of Pennyrile Golf Outing at Lake Barkley State Resort 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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