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KENTUCKY LAKE AND LAKE BARKLEY CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION
KENTUCKY LAKE WATER LEVELS
Observed midnight elevation
2011 Observed Midnight Elevations
2010 Observed Midnight Elevations
Summer Flowage Easement Level
Normal Operating Zone
Observed midnight elevation
Observed midnight elevations are shown for two years: last year and the current year to date.
These are the actual elevations of the reservoir immediately upstream of the dam, measured at midnight of each day. The previous night’s elevation is added to the graph by 6 a.m. the next morning. Normal operating zone
These lines depict the zone of normal operation for power production and summer mosquito control. During high flow periods, the top of the normal operating zone may be exceeded for the regulation of flood flows.
Flowage easement levels
These are elevations to which TVA can raise water levels on Kentucky Reservoir. A flowage easement is the legal right retained by TVA to flood privately owned shorelands up to a specific elevation as part of its reservoir operations. The summer flowage easement (June 1 to November 30) at Kentucky Dam is elevation 365. The winter flowage easement (December 1 to May 31) is elevation 375. These flowage easements can vary depending on the location.
If you compare the operating guides for different reservoirs, please note that the scale for the vertical “Elevation” axis varies. To keep the size of the charts consistent, a larger scale is used for reservoirs that fluctuate significantly; a smaller scale is used for reservoirs that typically fluctuate only a few feet.
Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake Typical Water Temperatures
Early Month Temp
Late Month Temp
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We operate our boats near KY dam, and although the majority of incidents involving the dam are fishing boats, the hazards of boating near a dam are very real for all boaters. Therefore as a public service there is an old video produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers titled "Not By a Dam Site" that illustrates the dangers and why we should always respect the fierce forces and potential results of not observing the posted warnings and being familiar with dams and their operations. The video can be viewed on YouTube at:
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