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REI opening this week on Papermill Drive

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 10/21/2014 12:18:00 AM

With its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and closer-to-home attractions including the Tennessee River and the Urban Wilderness, Knoxville already has a number of local businesses that cater to camping, hiking and paddling enthusiasts

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Tennessee River Gorge Trust opens Pot Point Cabin for family vacations, smaller groups

Times Free Press

Date: 10/20/2014 9:05:00 PM

Something new is happening at the historic Pot Point Cabin. Instead of hosting big groups, as it so often has, the log cabin is becoming a space for family vacationers and small groups of friends to stay. That's the hope. The Tennessee River Gorge Trust

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Federal regulators ending enhanced scrutiny at Browns Ferry


Date: 10/20/2014 2:31:00 PM

The increased oversight ended after a recent inspection. The NRC says it will continue monitoring and inspecting the plant’s overall improvement plan and safety culture. Browns Ferry is located on the Tennessee River near Athens

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H.S. FOOTBALL: In-depth look at possible new districts

Date: 10/18/2014 2:42:00 PM

Twelve are in rural West Tennessee, and there are five more in Memphis. That leaves 40 teams east of the Tennessee River, and they could easily be divided into five or six regions, leaving two or three in the area. If there are two regions, the five

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Some 2,000 sturgeon released into French Broad River

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 10/18/2014 12:59:00 PM

I wanted to actually release one in the river, because it's our river. This is really cool." Once common in the upper Tennessee River waterways, the sturgeon population was decimated by habitat destruction and overfishing. By the 1960s, few survived

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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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