Lake Barkley


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357.27 FEET
Full Pool: 359.0
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Feeling the river and blues

The State Journal Frankfurt KY

Date: 8/24/2016 8:53:00 PM

Daum said some of the items for the silent auction include a Nike basketball signed by University of Kentucky coach John Calipari, UK basketball tickets, a week-long stay at a condo on Lake Barkley, a Keeneland art print and many items from businesses in

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Amazing Dogman and Other Encounters: Cryptid Witness and Archivist: Kirk Stokes

Date: 8/24/2016 2:11:00 AM

A friend invited him to go fishing and Kirk was glad for a night away and some time on Lake Barkley. The men sat in a bass boat about 20 feet away from the bank, fishing as it was turning to night. Kirk kept glancing to the darkened hillside as he heard

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Planning underway to handle eclipse visitors

Cadiz Record

Date: 8/24/2016 12:56:00 AM

Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks addresses guests at a Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce meeting last week. Carter stressed the need for planning and cooperation in front of next year's solar eclipse. With one year to plan, area officials and business

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GLENMORE: Annual EKU Golf scramble a big hit

The Richmond Register

Date: 8/22/2016 9:12:00 PM

My old golf and football friend has left us This last weekend I was in Western Kentucky visiting with my sister and brother-in-law at their summer residence on beautiful Lake Barkley. When I returned late Sunday afternoon, what a shocker it was for me to

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Barkley Dam brought hope to region 50 years ago

United States Army

Date: 8/20/2016 1:00:00 AM

The justice said when his family finally moved into a private residence 15 years later, the Corps of Engineers came and took it away for the impoundment of Lake Barkley. “I’m one of thousands of people along the valley – Eddyville, Kuttawa

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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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