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Weekly Road Construction Report


Date: 4/16/2014 4:30:00 PM

reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard): Weather permitting, the contractor may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road

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State of affordable housing discussed for downtown Chattanooga


Date: 4/16/2014 11:28:00 AM

Primarily focusing on the city's urban overlay zone—the area consisting of neighborhoods between Missionary Ridge and the Tennessee River—the presentation was the latest signpost in a conversation regarding the city's affordable housing and what steps

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Bucket List Adventure: See Chattanooga's Rock City

TheSacramento Bee

Date: 4/16/2014 9:31:00 AM

You may be overcome with the impulse to shout to your fellow tourists, "I'm the king of the world!" _Racing down the Tennessee River aboard the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer, a zippy eco-cruise vessel that can do S-curves at 50 miles an hour

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Get on the Bus: The Bus Driver Tour Lands Back in Knoxville for Spring

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/16/2014 7:50:00 AM

It’s an odd enough name for a band (it comes from the group’s first tour together, back in 2011, in an old school bus) but it’s even odder this spring, as the trio has toured the South in a 45-foot boat, mostly along the Tennessee River and the

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Knoxville: City of Adventurous Tailgators

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/16/2014 7:50:00 AM

Columnist Brian Pedersen reports that “Volunteers fans don’t just use the Tennessee River to get to Neyland Stadium; they make it a floating party.” You see, we’ve taken tailgating to new frontiers—drinking beer and waiting for the football game

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
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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