Pickwick Lake


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Payment for Dishman-McGinnis almost complete

Daily News

Date: 10/12/2015 7:53:00 PM

According to the meeting agenda, the payment due to Tecta is about $29,500. There have been difficulties in settling the $9,600 payment to Tennessee River Steel LLC, Geegan said. TRS was in dispute with a subcontractor that filed liens on the funds due to

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Tiny Kentucky arrow darter may be listed as threatened, possibly limiting future coal mining


Date: 10/12/2015 4:13:00 PM

A fish barely 3 inches long, the snail darter delayed construction of a dam on the Little Tennessee River in the 1970s. Litigation on whether the dam would alter the habitat of the river to the point of wiping out the fish went all the way to the U.S

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Alabama Water Authority Files Lawsuit Over 3M Chemicals

Manufacturing Business Technology

Date: 10/12/2015 6:35:00 AM

Water officials in northern Alabama last week filed a lawsuit against 3M over allegations that the company's nearby plants leaked harmful chemicals into the Tennessee River. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority — which serves six

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Cherokee Invitational provides final tune-up for XC regionals

Daily Times

Date: 10/11/2015 9:12:00 PM

The Maryville High School cross country teams wrapped up their regular season Saturday morning with a strong showing at the Cherokee Invitational held in Knoxville’s Sequoyah Park along the Tennessee River. Mullin Green ran for a personal record

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Chester Martin Remembers Alice Warner


Date: 10/11/2015 5:24:00 PM

Period. And she was instigator of the famous “Snail-darter Controversy” of the early 1980’s Alice was born on the banks of the Little Tennessee River, heard the lore of the area from childhood, and personally discovered the postmolds of the long

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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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