Nickajack Lake


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633.85 FEET
Full Pool: 634.0
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Don't miss the boat on these fall color cruises through the Tennessee River Gorge

Times Free Press

Date: 10/18/2017 9:03:00 PM

A cruise through the Tennessee River Gorge offers a closer perspective on its geography and wildlife any time of the year. But in mid to late October, the view becomes spectacular as Mother Nature splashes surrounding mountains in autumn's hues. The

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Students release 1st lake sturgeons raised at Tennessee Aquarium’s science center


Date: 10/18/2017 10:29:00 AM

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute opened the new facility on the banks of the Tennessee River in October 2016. Students from Gap Creek Elementary School in Knoxville helped Tennessee Aquarium biologists release about 700 juvenile lake sturgeon

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Tenneswim: Professor Makes a Record-Breaking Splash

Date: 10/18/2017 9:15:00 AM

Andreas Fath set out on the morning of July 27 from Ijam’s Nature Center in Knoxville to swim the 652 mile length of the Tennessee River. He completed the swim 34 days later, setting a new world record—and also conducting important scientific research

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Scott Davis: Knockout in Knoxville


Date: 10/16/2017 6:36:00 PM

I can’t breathe. It’s unclear whether I’m actually alive right now. South Carolina 15, Tennessee 9, in Knoxville, on the banks of the Tennessee River. With the Vol offense on the 2-yard line and threatening to win the football game as time expired

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A Riverside Graduation: Students Release 1st Class Of Lake Sturgeon Raised At Tennessee Aquarium’s New Science Center


Date: 10/16/2017 8:00:00 AM

In October 2016, the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute opened a brand new freshwater science center on the banks of the Tennessee River. On Monday, conservationists celebrated a major milestone in reintroducing the first Lake Sturgeon raised at the

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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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