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Environmental group's trash-laden barges dock in downtown Chattanooga

Times Free Press

Date: 4/20/2015 11:04:00 PM

Huntsville/Decatur, Ala. * Muscle Shoals/Florence, Ala. * Paris, Tenn./Paducah, Ky. This is the group's first Tennessee River tour. Students from Chattanooga-area high schools will be whisked all week from Coolidge Park on 30-foot-long aluminum john boats

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6 teens safe after kayaks overturn in Tennessee River

48 News

Date: 4/20/2015 8:48:00 PM

Six teenagers are safe after their kayaks overturned on Monday in the Tennessee River on the Madison/Morgan County Line. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said the group of teens were in four different kayaks when the boats overturned, dumping them into

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UPDATE: Crews rescue kayakers from Tennessee River


Date: 4/20/2015 2:33:00 PM

TRIANA, Ala. (WAAY)-According to Danny Kelso with the Morgan County Rescue Squad, 2 females were found safe in the Tennessee River after their kayak overturned. Around 4:15, crews with the Morgan County Rescue Squad found the kayakers and pulled them

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Chattanooga Whiskey Co. Rewrites City Law with “Vote Whiskey” Campaign

Bev Net

Date: 4/20/2015 2:10:00 PM

Chattanooga Whiskey labeled their inaugural whiskey duo “1816,” in honor of the year that a trading post was established on the banks of the Tennessee River that would eventually become the city of Chattanooga. Both the “1816 Reserve” and “1816

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Dozens Help Clean Up Mouse Creek In Cleveland On Saturday


Date: 4/20/2015 12:12:00 PM

There will be another cleanup this fall that coincides with the regional Tennessee River Rescue, he said. The greenway is an increasingly popular location for weekend events, said Missy Reynolds of Friends of The Greenway. May 9 will be Community Service Day

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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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