Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
413.67 FEET
8/2/2018
Full Pool: 414.0
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The Journey is the Destination – A View of the Tennessee River Valley…

Virtual-Strategy

Date: 10/15/2018 1:23:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley Mapguide provides visitors with scenic routes and trip plans from a local’s perspective on some of the most scenic roads to travel on by motorcycle. The Cherohala Skyway ope

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Birmingham once headed for greatness--We can do it again!

al.com

Date: 10/14/2018 6:34:00 AM

You'd see a few pioneer homes scattered throughout the valley. In 1871, in a state dominated by the agricultural stronghold regions of the Tennessee River Valley and the Black Belt, Jefferson County w

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Oklahoma couple's retirement journey takes them to waterways

The Washington Times

Date: 10/13/2018 11:13:00 PM

The gold one signifying they completed the loop is still flying on the Southern Cross where it is docked along the Tennessee River. It’s one of the greatest American journeys anyone can take, from the

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East Ridge's Larry Clark Fights Mosquitoes On 30th River Rescue

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 10/12/2018 5:24:00 PM

East Ridge's Larry Clark was battling mosquitoes on his 30th Tennessee River Rescue. Mr. Clark, who was one of the founders of river and creek cleanup, was honored by East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert at

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George Tucker’s Murder

The Herald-News

Date: 10/12/2018 2:24:00 PM

George and his family lived on a 765-acre farm on the Tennessee River, approximately six miles south of Washington. His wife, Minerva, died when only twenty-five years of age, on February 14, 1870. Sh

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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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