Dale Hollow Lake


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Art Lander’s Outdoors: One of Ky’s oldest reservoirs, Dale Hollow offers good fishing, exceptional scenery

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Date: 11/5/2020 9:43:00 PM

Dale Hollow Lake is one of Kentucky’s oldest major reservoirs. Construction began in 1942 but the project was not fully functional until after World War II, built at a cost of $52.3 million

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NR 20-26: Nashville District recognizes ‘Clean Marina’ recertifications

United States Army

Date: 10/28/2020 7:08:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed two “Clean Marina” recertifications and recognized both for meeting established standards for

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John Van Meter

State Journal

Date: 10/20/2020 12:59:00 PM

Graveside services for John Van Meter, 94, of Frankfort, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Frankfort Cemetery. Bro. Harry Hebert will officiate. He passed

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COVID-19: Salon is latest winner of 'Golden Mask' award

The Star Press

Date: 10/18/2020 5:52:00 AM

"This business has been following guidelines to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus since May, before the state mandate for mask wearing."

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Self-guided Tennessee road trips promise big fun from some small towns


Date: 10/14/2020 7:32:00 PM

There's beautiful scenery all year along the Cumberland Plateau, including Cordell Hull Dam, Dale Hollow Lake and the Cumberland River. There are charming small towns like Cross Plains, where the

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• Length: 620 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,700 Acres
• Volume: 1,706,000 Acre Feet
• Length: 50 Miles
The Dale Hollow Reservoir is situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River. It is also the site of Dale Hollow Lake State Park on the north side of the lake, in Kentucky.

The lake's name originated from William Dale, a government surveyor, settling originally in Willow Grove. Mr. Dale bought his first 449 acres of land which he turned into a farm.The farm eventually grew into a plantation known as Dale Hollow. The dam was started in 1942; The waters of the lake ultimately covered both the farm and Willow Grove.The project was designed and completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, making the lake the oldest artificial lake in Kentucky. Dale Hollow Dam is used to supply power to the surrounding countryside.

The lake is also frequently used for recreation. Water sports are popular, including water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing which are regularly seen, but the main recreational use is fishing. Dale Hollow is a choice location for smallmouth bass fishing, currently holding the world record for the largest smallmouth bass ever caught. The lake and surrounding rivers also contain other species such as largemouth bass, crappie, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, gar, and trout.

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