Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
409.23 FEET
3/26/2018
Full Pool: 414.0
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Severe Weather Alerts

WAAY-TV

Date: 4/24/2018 1:22:00 AM

The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Alabama... Tennessee River AT Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River AT Florence. * until late Thursday night. * At 12 AM Tuesday the

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Man who said he dumped wife’s body in TN River faces judge in Ohio

WBBJ-TV

Date: 4/23/2018 6:05:00 PM

Philip Snider, 73, who told authorities he dumped his wife’s body in the Tennessee River, was arraigned Monday morning in an Ohio courtroom. Snider is charged with aggravated murder in his wife’s death. Ty Hauritz, city prosecutor for Canton

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Cheering on the Champions of the Tennessee River Valley- Earth Day 2018

StreetInsider

Date: 4/22/2018 1:43:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley enjoys an abundance of public lands and waterways. Stretching across seven states, the aquatic biodiversity of the watershed has earned it the nickname "Amazon of the North." The river's water sustains a myriad of purposes, and

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Book Review: Book recalls raid through Alabama

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/21/2018 10:25:00 PM

Thousands of well-prepared Union cavalrymen set off across the flooded Tennessee River in 1865 to tear through the poorly defended Confederate heartland. Russell W. Blount Jr., often requested speaker and author of Civil War history, offers us this utterly

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Hixson High Competes To Win $75,000 For Its Art Department

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 4/21/2018 1:03:00 PM

The Tennessee River can also be seen coursing over both shoes, bringing them together. In the Off the Wall design, students built platforms to create a cavern underneath. The cave is lit by fairy lights, making the cast resin crystals gleam. Mushrooms dot

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5/28/2018 - Memorial 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.

LAKE PROFILE

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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