Nickajack Dam (Nickajack Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Nickajack
Other Name: NICKAJACK LAKE
NID ID: TN11502
Longitude: -85.62167
Latitude: 35.00167
County: MARION
River: TENNESSEE RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: South Pittsburg
Distance: 7.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TVA
Private Dam? No
Foundation: RSK
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1967
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1992O
Dam Length: 3767 feet
Structural Height: 81 feet
Hydraulic Height: 74 feet
Maximum Discharge: 495000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 402549 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 246130 acre-feet
Surface Area: 10200 acres
Drainage Area: 21870 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-03-28
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: NONE
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 400 feet
Outlet Gates: T
Volume of Dam: 1601000 cubic yards
Number of Locks: 1
Length of Locks: 600 feet
Lock Width: 110 feet
Federal Funding Agency: NICKAJACK LAKE
Federal Design Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Construction Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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