Nickajack Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNickajack Lake
Nickajack Lock and Dam
|Location||Marion / Hamilton counties, Tennessee, United States|
|Primary inflows||Tennessee River|
|Primary outflows||Tennessee River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. depth||145 ft (44 m)|
Nickajack Lake is the reservoir created by Nickajack Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The lake stretches from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam, passing through the city of Chattanooga. The stretch of the Tennessee River commonly referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Tennessee" also is part of Nickajack Lake.
The world record for freshwater drum was caught from Nickajack Lake in 1972 by Benny Hull, and weighed in at 54 pounds 8 ounces (24.7 kg).
A lake sturgeon was caught in Nickajack Lake in 2011. This was the first sighting of one in the lake since they left the area in the 1960s.
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