Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
414.29 FEET
5/22/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Sheriff's office receives boat, personal craft

Times Daily

Date: 5/23/2017 10:29:00 PM

The sheriff said he expects the vessels to become valuable tools for his department. "The entire southern boundary of Lauderdale County is the Tennessee River," Singleton said. He said there also are numerous creeks in the county. "We have all this water

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America's biggest government utility slims down

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2017 9:20:00 PM

After helping to harness the power of the Tennessee River, Appalachia's coal fields and the atom first split in Oak Ridge, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to slow down a bit after 84 years. In TVA's preliminary budget plan for fiscal 2018

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Photo of the Day: Crane on the river

Nooga

Date: 5/23/2017 9:09:00 PM

Photographer Troy Stolt snapped this photo of a crane along the Tennessee River. He said the majestic bird was scanning for fish near Coolidge Park Monday afternoon. Follow Stolt on Instagram here. Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo

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You Don't Own Me Anymore Singles Pack + PledgeMusic Sessions

noisetrade.com

Date: 5/23/2017 3:18:00 PM

For a limited time, download two album singles – "Tennessee River Runs Low" and "He's Fine" – along with a special acoustic version of "He's Fine" recorded at the PledgeMusic offices in New York. The new album You Don't Own Me Anymore is available June

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Summer Safety Week is here!

WHNT-TV

Date: 5/22/2017 6:36:00 PM

If you prepare now, you can have fun this summer without worry! Living near a major river like the Tennessee River means we need to be prepared in the event of a flood. Consider recent rainfall and expected rainfall before heading out to the river

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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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