Pickwick Lake


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411.32 FEET
Full Pool: 414.0
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Trump's Lies Are White Nationalist Gospel


Date: 1/18/2018 12:17:00 AM

By this he meant that Americans were now free to wipe out the evildoers south of the Tennessee River — first the hostile “Redstick” Creeks and then any Indigenous communities or runaway slaves in their way — much as the Israelites had once waged

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Blue Ridge Parkway in Jackson County grows with private land donation

Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media

Date: 1/17/2018 11:17:00 PM

MORE: Conserved land along Blue Ridge Parkway to protect water quality, hiking The property conserves a portion of land at the headwaters of Woodfin Creek, upstream of Woodfin Falls in the Little Tennessee River basin. The land, which can be seen from the

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You can water ski in January at the Eskimo Escapades


Date: 1/17/2018 2:56:00 PM

The event raises money for The Dream Connection, Patricia Neal IRC and Adventure Amputee Camp by letting participants hop into the frigid waters of the Tennessee River for skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. President Matthew Porterfield says if you get too

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Moccasin Bend presents guided presentation on life of Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe


Date: 1/17/2018 11:32:00 AM

This talk will explore the world in which Dragging Canoe lived and the one he crafted under the shadow of Lookout Mountain and along the banks of the Tennessee River. Click here to read more about Dragging Canoe and his legacy in Chattanooga

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Norfolk Southern still probing Tennessee River oil spill cause

Times Daily

Date: 1/17/2018 9:52:00 AM

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A Norfolk Southern Railway official says the company still doesn't know how thousands of gallons of oil ended up in the Tennessee River and Citico Creek. The Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes company spokeswoman Susan Terpay as

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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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