Lake Conditions:  Mostly Cloudy - 59° / Lake Temperature  75° - 359.06'
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Lake Barkley Levels

Kentucky Lake | Lake Barkley
Current & Levels Forecast

Current Lake Alerts

Lake Barkley data reported from TVA as of 10 PM CDT May. 22

Upper Stage Lower Stage

Lake Barkley

359.1'

306.8'

Normal:

359.0'

302.0'

From Normal:

+0.1

+4.8

Last Hour Discharge:

8,900 cfs / Low

Water Clarity:

Normal

Generation Schedule:

05/23/2022, Midnight - 10 AM CDT - 1 generators
05/23/2022, 10 AM - 6 PM CDT - 2 or more generators
05/23/2022, 6 PM - Midnight CDT - 1 generators

Lake Barkley Operating Guide

Summer Pool 359.0': May 1 - July 4

Winter Pool 354.0': December 1 - March 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