Lake Barkley

KENTUCKY - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
359.55 FEET
5/25/2018
Full Pool: 359.0
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Kentucky, Barkley lakes looking good for summer

The Paducah Sun

Date: 5/23/2018 11:05:00 PM

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are filled and ready to go as the Memorial Day weekend welcomes in the start of the summer recreation season. Record spring rains have helped the Tennessee Valley Authority, through its management of the Tennessee River

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KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife: 6000 Fish Found Dead In Lake Barkley, Not Uncommon

WKMS

Date: 5/21/2018 12:50:00 PM

A fish kill of roughly 6,000 near on Lake Barkley late last week isn’t necessarily an uncommon occurrence according to the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The kill started near a bridge located near the Moon River Resort in Cadiz, extended for

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Lake Barkley Boat Crash Kills Two

14 NEWS

Date: 5/18/2018 2:34:00 AM

The investigation into the deaths of two people killed in a boat crash on Lake Barkley has left authorities with a question. State Police say they're unsure who was driving the boat. State police say the crash happened Thursday morning when a boat owned by

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2 Killed In Lake Barkley Boat Crash

14 NEWS

Date: 5/5/2018 11:18:00 AM

The investigation into the deaths of two people killed in a boat crash on Lake Barkley has left authorities with a question. State Police say they're unsure who was driving the boat. State police say the crash happened Thursday morning when a boat owned by

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Dodging the Roadkill: Leading A Group Ride

Clarksville Online

Date: 4/25/2018 2:07:00 PM

It’s a combination of open roads, back roads, and winding lakefront roads that are absolutely beautiful. We cross two bridges over Lake Barkley and eventually land at our destination. “Ok, Hank’s leading a ride on April 21st” was the last thing I

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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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