Lake Barkley


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354.77 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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The Paducah Sun

Date: 1/18/2018 2:09:00 AM

2nd Saturday Hike: 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Road, Cadiz, 270-924-1429 "The Mountaintop": 2:30 pm. and 7:30 p.m., Market House Theatre, 132 Market House Square, $20, 270-444-6828 Todd Oliver & Friends: 7 p.m., Badgett

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Bald Eagle Excursions - Winter Entertainment on the Tennessee River

Date: 1/17/2018 3:40:00 AM

Lodging is available at each state park. Lake Barkley State Resort Park (270-924-1131) in Cadiz, Kentucky offers yacht and van tours to LBL on January 19-21. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park (270-362-4271) in Gilbertsville, Kentucky offers yacht and

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Glenda Bridges Littlejohn

Kentucky New Era

Date: 1/10/2018 10:21:00 PM

Throughout the years, she worked at the International Shoe Co. in Hopkinsville; Johnson Controls and Lake Barkley State Resort Park, both in Cadiz. She was an active member of Ophelia Chapter #55, Order of the Eastern Star in Cadiz. In addition to her

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ELECTION 2018: State Rep. Richards won’t seek re-election

The Richmond Register

Date: 1/8/2018 6:21:00 PM

Richards championed expanding Interstate 65 to six lanes from the Tennessee line to Louisville, and expanding U.S. 68 to five lanes from Bowling Green to Lake Barkley. “I believe the secret of our success is that our local and state officials and our

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George B. Wooton

The Messenger

Date: 1/6/2018 10:43:00 PM

George B. Wooton, 88, of Eddyville died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home on Lake Barkley. George was born June 17, 1929, in Nebo to James B. and Willie Gooch Givens Wooton. He grew up in Nebo, spent most of his professional career in Providence and his

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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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