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Below is a chart showing normal water temperatures of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

Time Period Water Temp Time Period Water Temp
January 40-45° Late July 84-86°
Late February 45-50° Early August 84-86°
Early March 50-52° Mid August 84-86°
Mid March 52-55° Late August 84-86°
Late March 55-58° Early September 84-86°
Early April 58-62° Mid September 80-84°
Mid April 62-65° Late September 72-80°
Late April 65-68° Early October 68-72°
Early May 68-72° Mid October 65-68°
Mid May 72-75° Late October 62-68°
Late May 75-78° Early November 58-62°
Early June 78-80° Mid November 55-58°
Mid June 80-82° Late November 52-55°
Late June 82-84° Early December 50-52°
Early July 84-86° Mid December 48-50°
Mid July 84-86° Late December 45-48°

Hoot
Photo by Susan Eizenga

If you are visiting Land Between The Lakes after dark, you are sure to hear the hoots of one of the many species of owls that can be found in this region.