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Cost of new lock rises as old lock at Chickamauga Dam is repaired

Times Free Press

Date: 10/31/2014 12:31:00 AM

“The shut down of the Chickamauga Lock is a real hardship for river shipments on upper part of the Tennessee River, but hopefully this will be a wake up call for the Corps and Congress to do more to make sure the new replacement lock is funded and can be

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'Watershed' exhibit portrays complex relationship of man and river

Herald Standard

Date: 10/30/2014 11:55:00 PM

Every watershed is made up of smaller watersheds or basins, and the Southern portion of the Mississippi Watershed is made up of three major river basins, The French Broad River, The Tennessee River and The Mississippi River. Each of these basins forms a

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American Queen to dock again at Clarksville’s McGregor Park, Friday

Clarksville Online

Date: 10/30/2014 8:00:00 PM

While the boat isn’t open for the public to climb aboard, it does host several trips a year along the Mississippi River, Ohio River and Tennessee River and trips can be booked online. Most trips on the American Queen last seven days. During the trip

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Maintenance makeover drains Wheeler Lock

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/30/2014 6:04:00 PM

Donald Dean, assistant operations manager of the middle Tennessee River and lockmaster at Wheeler Lock in the northwest corner of Alabama, said the maintenance crew combs over everything to ensure it is in good working order and operational. “Our

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OUTDOORS: 7-year-old bags deer first time out

The Jackson Sun

Date: 10/30/2014 5:56:00 PM

There has also been a report or two of the lake having lots of baitfish.” • Bass: Bass fishing in Pickwick Lake has slowed down some,” Clagett Talley said. “The shallow water areas have been the most productive areas for me over the past two weeks

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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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