Pickwick Lake


Lake Level
414.09 FEET
Full Pool: 414.0
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TWRA Looks To Curb Asian Carp Invasion


Date: 7/18/2018 4:55:00 PM

The body of water splits into the Cumberland River and Tennessee River. The sound barriers will act like underwater speakers. "There will be bubble curtains that are used to make walls. We want the fi

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Daikin settles with water authority over contamination lawsuit


Date: 7/18/2018 3:00:00 PM

Daikin America has settled with the West Morgan-East Limestone Water Authority in the authority's lawsuit over contamination of the Tennessee River. On Tuesday the water authority and Daikin jointly f

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$4 million settlement reached in Tennessee River pollution case


Date: 7/18/2018 2:55:00 PM

Daikin America has agreed, for a second time, to a multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit involving chemical pollution of the Tennessee River, according to attorneys representing the plaintiffs

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Elliott: Daisy the center of tile, ceramic manufacturing in Hamilton County

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 7/14/2018 9:29:00 PM

From there, a turnpike ran from the Tennessee River Valley on the east side of Walden's Ridge across to Dunlap in the Sequatchie Valley. Poe's was a way station along a route of the Trail of Tears lat

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Catfish Hotel celebrates 80 years

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/13/2018 6:58:00 PM

Customers eat at tables overlooking the Tennessee River at the Catfish Hotel. (Photo: Submitted) Hagy’s Catfish Hotel was founded by Norvin Hagy in 1938, and last week, the Hagy family commemorated 80

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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.


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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