Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


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411.32 FEET
10/17/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Flood warning expires Tuesday

TimesDaily

Date: 2/18/2018 10:12:00 PM

The area remains under a flood warning until early Tuesday morning but the Tennessee River at Florence finally is expected to dip below flood level by this afternoon. Lauren Nash, meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Huntsville office

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Photo of the Day: Tennessee River sunset

Nooga

Date: 2/17/2018 10:58:00 PM

The Local: Company to Keep explores acoustic-electric guitar pop echoes on new EP The Local: Sawyer Young finds expansive hip-hop inspiration at intersection of various genres on new EP The Local: Chilhowee Royal basks in distortion, bluesy fuzz of garage

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Grant's army continues long march south

qconline

Date: 2/16/2018 10:38:00 PM

Union Gen. U.S. Grant and his troops captured the Confederacy’s Fort Henry on the Tennessee River on Feb. 6, 1862. Then Grant planned to move quickly 12 miles to the east to capture Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. Fort Henry was intended to

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Chasing Waterfalls during Spring Break in the Tennessee River Valley

Benzinga

Date: 2/15/2018 11:11:00 PM

Families in search of a spring break trip where Mother Nature puts on a show in the form of falling water will want to visit the Tennessee River Valley. Waterfalls scattered throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, each with their own unique personality

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Flood warning continues; river above flood stage

TimesDaily

Date: 2/15/2018 9:28:00 AM

A flood warning continues as the Tennessee River at Florence has risen above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service office in Huntsville. The river reached 18.58 feet at noon, according to the weather service's Advanced Hydrologic

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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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