Nickajack Lake


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632.76 FEET
Full Pool: 634.0
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Raccoon Mountain reopens issue-free to quiet fanfare on the holidays

Times Free Press

Date: 11/29/2015 9:05:00 PM

TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Pumped Water Storage Plant is one of the agency’s most unusual sites. Water is pumped from Nickajack Lake on the Tennessee River to a 528-acre storage reservoir at the top of Raccoon Mountain. The dam is 230 feet high and 5,800

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AT LARGE: Pokey Dot proved dogs can be evil

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 11/29/2015 2:15:00 AM

Around 1973, I got a job at The Decatur Daily and we moved the Bluff City, high above the Tennessee River in rural Morgan County. Bluff City was a community of only several houses surrounded by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. My friends and I

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A labor of love: Volunteers come together to remove fallen tree that killed Vonore girl

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 11/27/2015 11:53:00 PM

“We really loved her.” For years, Vence has cut down trees on his 2-acre property just west of the Little Tennessee River. His concrete home is heated by a boiler and distribution system that pumps hot water through the floors. The boiler heats water

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Weekend Top 5


Date: 11/27/2015 4:57:00 AM

The free event offers plenty of holiday cheer and a parade of brightly decorated holiday-themed boats on the Tennessee River. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Boaters can still participate. Click here for more information. When: Friday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Where

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Sauger disappearance leaves winter void

Times Daily

Date: 11/27/2015 1:05:00 AM

Where have all the sauger gone? The question is asked up and down the Tennessee River, especially in the north Alabama reservoirs where the tasty fish once thrived. Sauger have become so scarce they are almost an afterthought. Fishermen have a few theories

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 10,900 Acres
Nickajack Lake is the reservoir created by Nickajack Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The lake stretches from Nickajack Dam north to Chickamauga Dam and runs along the shores of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The stretch of the Tennessee River commonly referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Tennessee" also is part of Nickajack Lake.
Full pool for Nickajack lake is approximately 633.5 feet above sea level, and remains consistent during the course of the year, unlike Chickamauga Lake upstream.
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