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Civil War in Georgia, Week 26: Ominous portents

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 10/23/2014 9:29:00 PM

“We won’t starve in Georgia.” Meanwhile, Hood moved his own army westward, inching ever closer to the Tennessee River. Leaving their camp at Gadsden, Ala., on Oct. 22, the Southern soldiers moved to Brooksville, then Somerville. Resting for two

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EDITORIALLY SPEAKING — Three Forks gateway to the world

Muskogee Phoenix

Date: 10/23/2014 6:54:00 PM

The Great Loop extends through the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Illinois River, Upper Mississippi, Lower Mississippi or Inland Rivers, Tennessee River, Gulf Intracoastal, Gulf of Mexico, and Okeechobee Waterway

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150 years after Battle of Decatur, residents plan to commemorate pivotal clash with living-history events

Date: 10/23/2014 3:19:00 PM

John Bell Hood attempted to move his army across the Tennessee River to re-take Nashville while the Union garrison fought to thwart Hood's efforts. To commemorate the bloody battle, which resulted in 450 Confederate casualties and 155 Federal casualties

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Jimmy White: Looking ahead to the playoffs

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/23/2014 2:48:00 PM

There is nothing like having some of Calhoun’s ribs overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River then taking the short walk to the stadium. The last trip I took prior to my retirement was a trip to Knoxville to see those customers and say goodbye

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KAB board elects its officers for coming year

Cleveland Daily Banner

Date: 10/23/2014 1:55:00 PM

The board also recounted the progress of a recent event called the Tennessee River Rescue that had volunteers cleaning up around Mouse Creek. The trash collected by the group included only three old tires. “That’s great,” said Joanne Maskew

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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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