Herrington Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHerrington Lake
|Location||Garrard / Mercer / Boyle counties, Kentucky, US|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||2,335 acres (9 km2)|
|Max. depth||249 ft (76 m)|
Herrington Lake is a 2,335-acre (9 km2) artificial lake located in Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties in Kentucky, United States. The lake was created by Kentucky Utilities' damming of the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River, in 1925 to generate hydroelectric power. With a maximum depth of 249 feet (76 m), Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky. A short distance below the dam, the Dix River enters the Kentucky River at High Bridge, Kentucky.
Dix Dam, the dam that made the lake, was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at the time, and considered to be a major engineering feat. Kentucky Utilities' main dispatch and communication center is located on the site.
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