Lake Barkley


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358.99 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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McConnell Pushes For Funding To Fight Invasive Asian Carp


Date: 7/12/2018 3:08:00 AM

“Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are popular fishing areas that are being threatened by the existence and the spread of Asian carp, and we must protect them. Not only are these fish a danger for the lo

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New UHA head of school speaks of her dedication to the education profession

Kentucky New Era

Date: 7/11/2018 9:59:00 PM

She enjoys traveling with family, likes spending time with friends and will occasionally join both for outings at Lake Barkley. But Beth Unfried’s heart is in education. “I have dedicated my life to s

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More funding sought to combat Asian carp

The Paducah Sun

Date: 7/10/2018 11:05:00 PM

Sen. Mitch McConnell, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, added a provision that directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to bolster efforts to combat the expanding population of

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OUTDOOR RECREATION: Come out and play

The Fort Campbell Courier

Date: 7/5/2018 4:16:00 PM

Dams were built on the rivers to control flooding, leaving a long sliver of high ground between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.” In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the sliver of land as a N

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Your guide to firework fun on Independence Day

Kentucky New Era

Date: 7/3/2018 2:00:00 PM

By far the area with the most options is the Land Between the Lakes which will have fireworks shows at Birdsong Resort, Lake Barkley State Park, Calvert City, Paris Landing State Resort Park, Kuttawa Harbor and in Murray. Hopkinsville offers up an

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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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