Pickwick Lake


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Workers install 120,000-pound skywalk over Somerville Road

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/22/2017 10:15:00 PM

Tennessee River Steel constructed the bridge. “Worked like we planned it,” Edminson said, as welders moved in place to begin attaching the structure to massive metal plates. He said Somerville Road will remain closed for about two weeks as contractors

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Top 10 Solar Eclipse Photos Found Around the Web


Date: 8/21/2017 8:00:00 AM

We set up camp along the little Tennessee river and had such an unreal experience. The atmosphere during a total eclipse is like nothing I've ever seen. . . . #landscape_lovers #sky_captures #landscapephotography #fantastic_earth #landscape_captures #ic

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Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/21/2017 1:13:00 AM

Man falls into river from I-140 bridge at Blount County line A man was taken to the hospital after falling from the Interstate 140 bridge over the Tennessee River near the border between Knox County and Blount County. Check out this story on knoxnews.com

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Wishing You Were Here: Lookout Mountain in Pictures


Date: 8/18/2017 4:05:00 PM

If you want the very best view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River Valley, you can do no better than to get out on the Point of Lookout Mountain—people have been doing it for centuries. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration, but I only have

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Body found near Ditto Landing identified as Madison County teen


Date: 8/18/2017 3:04:00 PM

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in the Tennessee River near Ditto Landing Wednesday. Authorities have positively identified her as 17-year-old Rose Ellen Jones of Madison County. The National Center for Missing

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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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