Lake Barkley


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361.44 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Dozens of campers moved from sites at Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley


Date: 6/15/2019 12:17:00 PM

KENTUCKY LAKE, KY (KFVS) - Planning to head to Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley for Memorial Day fun or vacations? Managers around the lake say it's best to call first. Dozens of season campers have

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General Toy story culminates in Nashville District with legacy of 'Taking Care of People'


Date: 6/5/2019 3:10:00 PM

The public can also follow Kentucky Lock on Facebook at and Lake Barkley at

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Gov. Whitmer declares state of emergency for flooding in Tuscola County


Date: 6/3/2019 12:54:00 PM

Hurds Corner Road between Snover and Phelps Lake, Barkley Road between Swaffer and Ormes, and Lee Hill Road north of M-46 -- were still closed and would remain that way until at least Monday as crews

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Date: 6/2/2019 5:00:00 PM

Filter in or out as many as 200 cities, as well as hotel and car rental class and meals of the day and watch as the per-diem calculator automatically adjusts per diems to your program. Drill down into

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It’s getting hotter and everybody wants pool time — take a look at the pools at state parks nearest you


Date: 5/26/2019 10:29:00 PM

The park system’s 10 beaches are open to the public at no charge. They are located at Pennyrile Forest, Lake Barkley, Kentucky Dam Village, Barren River Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Rough River Dam, Lake

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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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