Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
411.32 FEET
10/17/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Times Daily

Date: 11/20/2017 10:24:00 PM

Tennessee Riverkeepers has included six Shoals companies in the top 25 ranking of industries that dump cancer-causing chemicals into the Tennessee River; Brittany Ashley, Kristen Husainy, Bevin Thomaston, Chelsea Wassner and Scarlett Lyons had an idea to

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Knoxville BBQ restaurant apologizes for spreading Jon Gruden rumors

The Tennessean

Date: 11/19/2017 7:24:00 AM

Calhoun's issued a statement after social media blew up with chatter about Jon Gruden dining with Peyton Manning at their Tennessee River location in Knoxville. The dining establishment's own account retweeted at least five tweets related to Gruden being

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The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of the Mapguide Expansion

StreetInsider

Date: 11/19/2017 12:03:00 AM

In November, 2016, the TRV Stewardship Council, with the support of the Tennessee Valley Authority, began an expansion of the mapguide from its original eastern boundaries to include the full Tennessee Valley. This decision brought the number of eligible

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The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of the Mapguide Expansion

IT Business Net

Date: 11/19/2017

In November, 2016, the TRV Stewardship Council, with the support of the Tennessee Valley Authority, began an expansion of the mapguide from its original eastern boundaries to include the full Tennessee Valley. This decision brought the number of eligible

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Lawsuit alleges tainted water caused cancer

Decatur Daily

Date: 11/18/2017 10:25:00 PM

The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal actions related to the industrial chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) in the Tennessee River. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory

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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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