Lake Barkley


Lake Level
355.60 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Kuttawa and Eddyville claim same property

The Herald Ledger

Date: 3/22/2017 10:46:00 AM

The location was considered as a possibility for construction of the new town with the impending impoundment to create Lake Barkley. McCollum said the area was surveyed by Four Rivers Surveying and Engineering and city limits were sent to the Secretary of

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Wildflower hike set at Lake Barkley

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 3/21/2017 10:08:00 PM

The community is invited to join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on April 8 for the monthly Second Saturday hike. The focus of April’s hike will be spring wildflowers. The hike will take visitors on a search for spring wildflowers and will

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Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History

Date: 3/21/2017 6:48:00 AM

“Many of these sites offer sweeping panoramic views, such as Moccasin Bend of the Tennessee River below Lookout Mountain, Seminary Ridge and Cemetery Hill from Little Round Top at Gettysburg, Lake Barkley at Fort Donelson or the confluence of the Potomac

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Sunset Cottage at Lake Barkley-the Perfect Family Vacation Home W/Private Dock

Date: 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM

Sunset Cottage at Lake Barkley is a beautifully renovated, 4 bedroom 4 bath waterfront rental home in a quiet cove near Lake Barkley Lodge and Marina. The home has been professionally decorated, with attention to detail to make your stay relaxing and

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Claims of raw sewage being pumped into local creek

Date: 3/17/2017 4:55:00 PM

The river empties into Lake Barkley. The city says one of the sewage lift station pumps broke, which caused it to overflow. A spokesperson with the city says the problem is now fixed. McCoy says he saw the sewage leaking on Saturday. Then on Wednesday

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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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