Lake Conditions:  Mostly Cloudy - 89° / Lake Temperature  84° - 358.78'
Lynnhurst
Lynnhurst
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Lake Barkley Levels

Lake Barkley data reported from TVA as of Noon CDT Jun. 20

Upper Stage Lower Stage

Lake Barkley

359.0'

306.1'

Normal:

359.0'

302.0'

From Normal:

-0.0

+4.1

Last Hour Discharge:

26,400 cfs / Average

Water Clarity:

Normal

Generation Schedule:

06/20/2024, Midnight - 10 AM CDT - 1 generators
06/20/2024, 10 AM - 10 PM CDT - 2 or more generators
06/20/2024, 10 PM - Midnight CDT - 1 generators
06/21/2024, Midnight - Noon CDT - 1 generators
06/21/2024, Noon - 11 PM CDT - 2 or more generators
06/21/2024, 11 PM - Midnight CDT - 1 generators

Lake Barkley Operating Guide

Summer Pool 359.0': May 1 - Jul 4

Winter Pool 354.0': Dec 1 - Mar 31

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are connected by a free-flowing canal. Although Lake Barkley is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, both lakes share the same normal elevations. TVA and USACE cordinate the management of the lakes' levels, especially during significant rainfall or flooding events.

Lake Barkley Records

  • Lake Barkley Record High:  372.49' - 5/04/2011
  • Lake Barkley Record Low:  352.3' - 4/19/1982
  • Lake Barkley Record cfs:  303,000 - 5/04/11
  • Lake Barkley Lower Record High:  350.8' - 5/04/11