Pickwick Lake


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413.60 FEET
Full Pool: 414.0
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Some Civil War dead closer to home than originally thought

Quad Cities Onlines

Date: 5/27/2016 10:06:00 PM

The regiment joined a Union command of several thousand defending the key area from the Confederate Army of Tennessee, a much larger force, which was trying to cross the Tennessee River, according to "Freedom" and other documents. During the several-day

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Some Wilson Street work to continue into summer

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/26/2016 10:42:00 PM

ALDOT last year issued Wiregrass a $6.56 million contract to replace the asphalt surface on Wilson Street with concrete, and to widen northbound U.S. 31 to three lanes on the causeway crossing the Tennessee River. The causeway widening is expected to begin

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Discover the Sunsphere along a KAT trolley route


Date: 5/26/2016 9:32:00 PM

It offers a 360-degree view of World's Fair Park, downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, the University of Tennessee, and the Smoky Mountains. There is no admission charge to visit the Observation Deck. Ride the trolley for free

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Win Riverbend Music Festival prizes by donating at Blood Assurance

Fish Wrap

Date: 5/26/2016 6:01:00 PM

The annual festival draws roughly 500,000 people to the banks of the Tennessee River in the heart of Chattanooga. A festival wristband allows guests to attend each day of the festival, and the full artist lineup is listed online. In addition to the

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Genealogy Society gets inside look at Courthouse Museum

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Date: 5/26/2016 11:38:00 AM

links from a Civil War Chain used to block the Tennessee River in Knoxville, a pre-Civil War copper pot used in an area moonshine still, a teacher’s school bell, and a high chair/stroller combination used by Pet Swann of Dandridge. One of the most

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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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