Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
413.84 FEET
9/8/2020
Full Pool: 414.0
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Paducah, Calvert City officials celebrate 'RiverTowns' program

Paducah Sun

Date: 10/24/2020 10:15:00 PM

McCracken County officials joined with Calvert City and River Discovery Center leaders Friday to celebrate the two communities’ selection for the Tennessee RiverTowns Program

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Gaston: Brown's Tavern, a Chattanooga landmark, has storied local history

Times Free Press

Date: 10/24/2020 9:19:00 AM

Brown's father, Richard Brown, owned 640 acres on Moccasin Bend and across the Tennessee River, where his son operated the tavern and nearby ferry. In 1805, Col. Return J. Meigs negotiated a treaty

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The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council Celebrates World Fish Migration Day 2020

Benzinga.com

Date: 10/23/2020 9:00:00 PM

Annually, World Fish Migration Day raises awareness of migratory fish and threats to their migration on waterways

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Knoxville celebrates launch of Tennessee RiverTowns program

10 News

Date: 10/23/2020 7:51:00 PM

The Tennessee RiverTowns program kicked off Friday. The initiative is working to enhance paddling, hiking and biking experiences along the Tennessee River

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Tramel: Spencer Rattler's overtime vs. Texas should boost OU quarterback's progression

The Oklahoman

Date: 10/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

When last we saw Spencer Rattler, the OU quarterback had four forgettable quarters against Texas. An interception, two fumbles, a benching and a four-punt final quarter that imperiled the game. Then

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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.

LAKE PROFILE

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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