Lake Barkley


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354.57 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Kentucky state parks showing NCAA basketball tournament

The Seattle Times

Date: 3/14/2018 11:40:00 PM

Games will also be shown at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville

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Woodall Agency opens Lyon office inside new Farmers Bank building


Date: 3/13/2018 10:15:00 PM

Staff of the 111-year-old insurance business celebrated with a ribbon cutting and open house March 6 during a celebration hosted by the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce. The office is housed at 28 Commerce St. in Eddyville, sharing space with the new

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Maybe Bigfoot doesn’t want to be found

Kentucky New Era

Date: 3/11/2018 6:52:00 PM

“My encounter took place while leaving the Lake Barkley Resort. My family and I were driving back toward the main road that leads to Cadiz, Kentucky. I was going about 50 miles per hour when I saw a deer run across the road. “I thought I saw a tree

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Soggy bottoms

The Paducah Sun

Date: 3/10/2018 2:10:00 AM

A swing set at the Kuttawa Recreation Area is surrounded by water from Lake Barkley on Thursday. As of noon Friday, the reservoir behind Barkley Dam was at 363.60 feet, up from normal winter pool of 354 feet, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority

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Final interviews held: New Partnership leader due soon


Date: 3/6/2018 11:00:00 PM

Princeton Mayor Danny Beavers briefed Princeton City Council members on the selection process under way in a new tri-county partnership, established when the former Lake Barkley Partnership for Economic Development, covering Caldwell and Lyon counties

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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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