Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


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417.66 FEET
1/13/2020
Full Pool: 414.0
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Homeowners, TVA struggling with aquatic plant life in river

TimesDaily

Date: 1/18/2020 9:15:00 PM

For Black’s Landing neighbors Peggy Atkins and Darlene Rogers, long aquatic grass from the Tennessee River is an unwanted visitor, and they want the Tennessee Valley Authority to do something about it

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Major storm heads across Midwest toward East Coast

ABC

Date: 1/18/2020 6:29:00 AM

A major storm has now moved away from the western states and is impacting the Midwest this morning, moving east rather quickly to reach the Northeast by midday Saturday. Yesterday, Alpine Meadows

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Sixth bald eagle in six months found shot

USA Today

Date: 1/17/2020 8:18:00 AM

On Dec. 30, a bald eagle was shot near Eagle Nest Island in the Tennessee River. Someone discovered the wounded eagle and took it to the North Madison Animal Hospital where it was determined its

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TVA "aggressively" releasing water from nine dams on the Tennessee River

10 News

Date: 1/14/2020 8:39:00 AM

The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing for another round of storms today. Flows from the dams are higher than normal. The plan for TVA is to continue releasing water from nine dams along the

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TVA "aggressively" releasing water from nine dams on the Tennessee River

WBIR-TV Knoxville on MSN.com

Date: 1/14/2020 1:27:48 AM

The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing for another round of storms today. Flows from the dams are higher than normal. The plan for TVA is to continue releasing water from nine dams along the

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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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