Lake Barkley


Lake Level
354.69 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Rick Bramwell column: Redear target for upcoming fishing

The Herald Bulletin

Date: 2/22/2017 1:55:00 PM

On the Lake Barkley video, anglers are using a small black plastic Beetle from a Beetle Spin tipped with a Berkley Gulp Alive Waxie. I sometimes catch them on a black, purple or brown Alan Muey jig. Alan has a booth in Tackle Town at the Indianapolis Boat

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Barkley among LWCF recipients

Cadiz Record

Date: 2/22/2017 7:11:00 AM

The Universal Access Trail at Lake Barkley State Resort Park will receive additional grant funds courtesy of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department of Local Government announced last week that 20 projects state wide would

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Madisonville man arrested for shooting in Trigg Co.

14 News

Date: 2/21/2017 1:15:00 PM

The Trigg County sheriff's office believes he shot a man in the leg near Lake Barkley in January. Gant pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge Tuesday in court. His preliminary hearing is next Tuesday

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Teen charged in Lake Barkley shooting

Kentucky New Era

Date: 2/21/2017 12:46:00 PM

A Madisonville teenager is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the Jan. 15 shooting at Lake Barkley. A man, whose name has not been released, was reportedly shot during an altercation with Malik Gant. Both men are believed

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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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