Lake Conditions:  Fair - 79° / Lake Temperature  85° - 359.12'
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Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Levels

Current Weather

Murray, KY - Kyle-Oakley Field (KCEY)

Last Updated on Jul 5 2022, 4:35 am CDT

Weather

Air Temp

Wind

Dewpoint

Pressure

Fair

79°

Southwest 7 mph

75°

30.02"

Kentucky Lake | Lake Barkley
Current & Levels Forecast

Kentucky Lake data reported from TVA as of 4 AM CDT Jul. 05

Upper Stage Lower Stage Water Temp

Kentucky Lake

359.1'

301.4'

85°

Normal:

358.8'

302.0'

83°

From Normal:

+0.3

-0.6

Last Hour Discharge:

13,364 cfs / Very Low

Water Clarity:

Normal

Generation Schedule:

07/05/2022, Midnight - 1 PM CDT - 3 generators
07/05/2022, 1 PM - 9 PM CDT - 4 or more generators
07/05/2022, 9 PM - Midnight CDT - 3 generators

Kentucky Lake Operating Guide Chart

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Hourly Levels & Current

Kentucky Lake Records

  • Kentucky Lake Record High:  372.49'- 5/04/2011
  • Kentucky Lake Record Low:  348.02' - 3/11/1961
  • Kentucky Lake Record cfs:  446,000 - 1944
  • Kentucky Lake Record High Water Temp:  90.8° - 8/2/11
  • Kentucky Lake Record Low Water Temp:  36.2° - 1/12/2010

Explanation of Lake Level Data

Water temperatures are reported from Hancock Biological Station. The water temperature sensor is near the main river channel and is about three feet below the water's surface.  Click here for a chart of normal water temps

From Normal - this shows the departure from normal.

Last Hour Discharge / cfs = the amount of water discharged through the dams measured in cubic feet per second.

Water Clarity - "stained" means some murkiness or discolor in the lakes.  "Normal" means typical clarity, usually 3-4 feet for Kentucky and a couple of feet for Barkley.  "Muddy" means no clarity at all.

Lake elevation is based on sea-level and are provided in real-time from TVA.