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Reed, Huskey campaign in the lone remaining Decatur council race

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/23/2016 11:10:00 PM

Reed and Huskey want to represent a district that stretches from Point Mallard to downtown in Southeast and Northeast Decatur and reaches across the Tennessee River into the city’s annexed area in Limestone County. The annual salary for the position is $

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If Gators beat Vols for 12th straight time, Rocky Top will melt into Tennessee River

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 9/23/2016 8:24:00 PM

A very nice Tennessee fan was in the seat next to me on a flight up to Knoxville on Friday and she was talking about the trials and tribulations of losing to Florida 11 straight times. Sadly, she compared being a Vols fan to being the mother of a troubled

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NCAA ranks most unconventional tailgating traditions, 3 SEC teams in top 5


Date: 9/23/2016 1:33:00 PM

At No. 2 in the rankings is Tennessee. Located next to the Tennessee River, Vols fans get to enjoy some nautical tailgating. “The University of Tennessee gives you a special option, sailgating with the Vol Navy,” the video exclaims. “You can take a

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Volunteers set to clean up Shoals waterways this weekend


Date: 9/23/2016 11:56:00 AM

FLORENCE, Ala. – It’s a natural resource which draws thousands of people into the Tennessee Valley. But the Tennessee River is in need of the public’s help. On Saturday, residents of the Shoals are being asked to help walk the shorelines to clean it up

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University of Tennessee visitors’ guide: what to do in Knoxville on game day


Date: 9/23/2016 11:12:00 AM

Boats line up and double, triple or quadruple park each other days and weeks before game day along the docks that sit next to the south end zone of Neyland Stadium on the Tennessee River. Boats range in size from tiny motorboats that made the half-mile

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 308 Miles
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
• Length: 53 Miles
Pickwick Lake has often been called the best trophy smallmouth fishery in the country. This is due in large part to the numerous beneficial conditions of the river system and its location. The lake is situated at the southern boundary of habitable climate for smallmouth. This southern location allows for a longer growing year, which produces larger fish. Pickwick is also at the northern boundary for threadfin shad, the primary prey for smallies, and contains an abundance of them. Add the strong current of the Tennessee River to these two factors and it is easy to see why Pickwick bass are arguably the largest and strongest bronzebacks around.


Size and Depth - 47,500 acres and 53 miles long with a maximum depth of 59 feet.

Water Source - An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Pickwick Lake is defined by the Wilson Dam in the south Pickwick Landing Dam in the north. With a short exception near its inflows at Florence, the current primarily flows north.

Shoreline - 496 miles long. The shore is approximately 40 percent developed and is comprised of both privately-held land and Tennessee Valley Authority ownership. The remaining shoreline is undeveloped.

Bottom - Sand, gravel, bedrock, mud and muck. The main river channel is mostly bedrock and mud. In tailwater areas and coves, sand, gravel and muck bottoms are found.

Water - Moderately fertile water with a light green to brownish color. In the main river channel the water is lighter colored than the brownish color found in the backwater areas of coves and bays. Visible clarity is between 2 and 4 feet depending on location, rainfall and current.

Cover - There is little submerged vegetation and what is present is sporadically dispersed throughout the lake. The most common emergent plant is water willow, which can be found along the lakes shoreline and in bays and coves.
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