Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
358.44 FEET
7/21/2017
Full Pool: 359.0
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Recollections of Old Eddyville to be shared July 29

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 7/18/2017 11:20:00 PM

It’s been over half a century since Old Eddyville was lost beneath the rising waters of Lake Barkley, like a modern-day Atlantis in western Kentucky. It was its once strategic location on the Cumberland River, between the ports of Nashville, Smithland

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Chamber Happenings: New executive director, officers & members noted

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 7/18/2017 11:20:00 PM

Our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce is off to an exciting new year. With members in five counties, we continue to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be “Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership

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Senior Living Resident Allegedly Makes Away with Police Car during Fire

SurfKY.com

Date: 7/18/2017 2:33:00 PM

Cadiz Police Sgt. Tyler Thomas pursued McCarthy, who continued onto Main Street and U.S. 68 West. McCarthy crossed the two-lane bridge on Lake Barkley and struck two vehicles on the west side of the bridge at around 5:53 p.m. He was then taken into custody

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Amish Cook, July 18

Advocate Messenger

Date: 7/18/2017 5:59:00 AM

We’ve been experimenting with various ways of doing the potatoes. I liked how my sister-in-law made them on our trip to Lake Barkley. She simply sliced the potatoes length-wise, in wedges, then tossed them with some flour and seasoning salt before

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Amish Cook column: Gift of grill gives Yoders flavorful burgers

News-Sentinel

Date: 7/18/2017 1:05:00 AM

We’ve been experimenting with various ways of doing the potatoes. I liked how my sister-in-law made them on our trip to Lake Barkley. She simply sliced the potatoes length-wise, in wedges, then tossed them with some flour and seasoning salt before

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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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