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4/24/2014
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Franklin to get new bridge over the Little Tennessee

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 4/23/2014 3:43:00 PM

The bridge carrying eastbound Main Street traffic across the Little Tennessee River in Franklin will be close to 90 years old by the time its newly planned replacement is up and running at the end of 2017. The N.C. Department of Transportation will take

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Outdoor Chattanooga Outdoor Expo in Coolidge Park Saturday

Nooga

Date: 4/23/2014 3:40:00 PM

Among the outdoor organizations present this year will be Electric Bike Specialists, Silent Cycles, Tennessee Clean Water Network, Tennessee River Gorge Trust, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Ivy Academy and Green Trips Chattanooga. This year sees the return of

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Battle of Johnsonville anniversary coming in fall

Leaf Chronicle

Date: 4/23/2014 10:07:00 AM

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville will be the weekend of Nov. 1-2 when cannons will once again ring out along the Tennessee River in both Benton and Humphreys counties to commemorate the Civil War battle. The Nov. 4, 1864, battle happened

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Chattanooga business gets NYT mention; The Tennessean features the Scenic City

Nooga

Date: 4/23/2014 7:03:00 AM

Click here for the entire NYT article. The Tennessean article from last week covers how people from outside Chattanooga are lured in by the Scenic City's proximity to the Tennessee River and its arts and culture. Click here to read the article

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Civil War: The Untold Story on PBS beginning April 2014

Examiner

Date: 4/22/2014 12:44:00 AM

Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth

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6/15/2014 - Fathers Day
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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.

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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