Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
355.54 FEET
10/17/2018
Full Pool: 359.0
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Movies could be coming to Eddyville city park

timesleader

Date: 10/5/2018 10:47:00 PM

The Eddyville City Council agreed to match a $5,000 contribution by the Lake Barkley Tourist Commission to purchase a movie projector. City taxpayers will contribute $5,285, which will help the city p

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Officials aim to install system to block invasive fish

WRAL

Date: 10/3/2018 3:26:00 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an inva

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Kentucky Officials Aim To Install System To Block Invasive Fish

WOUB Digital

Date: 10/1/2018 10:27:00 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread

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Officials aim to install system to block invasive fish

WRCB

Date: 10/1/2018 6:17:00 AM

Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish. FRANKF

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Local veteran says Wall was critical to his healing

The Paducah Sun

Date: 9/29/2018 11:10:00 PM

He has pictures of some of the damaged craft hanging in a storage building of his Lake Barkley home, and he can relate several injuries and details of a hospital ordeal in Japan after one such crash

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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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