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Tennessee Valley Authority to open visitor centers Saturday

Associated Press

Date: 3/31/2015 1:17:00 AM

All five facilities offer information about TVA history, how TVA operates its electric system and how TVA manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries. TVA, the nation's largest public utility, serves 9 million people in parts of Tennessee, Alabama

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New plan includes no waterfront sites for campground

Decatur Daily

Date: 3/30/2015 10:20:00 PM

Decatur Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Dunlap during the council work session provided a new sketch that would reduce the number of additional campsites to 41 and leave the scenic hiking, biking and jogging trail along the Tennessee River unchanged

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Dalton State Men's Golf Tied For 4th At 15 Team River Rumble


Date: 3/30/2015 9:09:00 PM

Loudon, TN – The Dalton State men’s golf team finished tied for fourth Monday after the first round of the two-day, 36 hole Tennessee River Rumble at Tennessee National Golf Course. The hosts from Lincoln Memorial University are on top of the

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UTC's C.J. Fritz trying to be patient in injury recovery

Times Free Press

Date: 3/30/2015 9:08:00 PM

Day after day, C.J. Fritz glances toward the practice field by the Tennessee River. As a true freshman cornerback for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team in 2014, Fritz was in the mix for one of the starting positions, but that was cut

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Business Insider thinks Chattanooga is cool


Date: 3/30/2015 9:04:00 PM

According to the publication: Chattanooga is a beautiful little city with its long, curving waterfront along the Tennessee River and steep surrounding ridgelines of the Cumberland Plateau. As with other cities in the South, cost of living is super-cheap

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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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