Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
420.02 FEET
1/2/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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Closure of Tennessee River to commercial traffic is costing Chattanooga businesses that rely on barges

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 2/15/2019 7:14:00 PM

Chattanooga companies that use barges on the Tennessee River have grappled with the closure of the Tennessee River to commercial traffic for the past week, and they're worried about a continuing shut

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Decatur native new TVA board chairman

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/14/2019 10:22:00 PM

James “Skip” Thompson of Decatur remembers the fun times he had skiing and fishing on the Tennessee River as a youngster. “The river was an important part of my childhood, and it still is,” he said. “

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The Father Of Samuel Williams Spied Out One Of The Most Beautiful Vistas In The South (2nd In A Series)

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 2/14/2019 4:23:00 PM

It was the father of Samuel Williams who spied out one of the most beautiful vistas in the South on the Tennessee River near the future Chattanooga. As spelled out in the old Williams lawsuit that was

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EPA ‘moving forward’ to limit PFAS chemicals found in Alabama tap water

al.com

Date: 2/14/2019 12:15:00 PM

The chemicals -- called per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances or PFAS -- were manufactured for decades at the 3M facility in Decatur, on the banks of the Tennessee River. One Alabama water utility has

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Historical book highlights Tennessee Valley area

Franklin County Times

Date: 2/14/2019 7:27:00 AM

For folks who know the history of Franklin County and its borders, its connection to the Tennessee River and the Tennessee Valley Authority is no surprise. For those who are unaware, the program held

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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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