Pickwick Lake


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418.28 FEET
Full Pool: 414.0
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How to spend 24 hours in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Date: 4/25/2018 6:25:00 AM

Situated in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee and along the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is the little city that seems to have it all. There's mountains and water, art and outdoor sports, fine dining and quaint mom-and-pops. Adventure-seekers can choose

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Girls On The Run Of Southeast Tennessee Will Host 5K Event On May 6


Date: 4/24/2018 4:31:00 PM

Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee will host its 5K event on Sunday, May 6 at the Tennessee River Park Shelter #4, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. in Chattanooga. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, youth development program that uses running games and

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Warning issued as river approaches flood level


Date: 4/24/2018 1:33:00 PM

A flood warning is in effect for the Tennessee River at Florence, which is expected to rise above flood stage today. The National Weather Service office in Huntsville issued the warning, which is effective from 1:50 p.m. today through 12:45 a.m. Friday

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Severe Weather Alerts


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


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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• 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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