Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
420.02 FEET
1/2/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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2018 Tennessee River basin average rainfall breaks record

WRCB

Date: 1/11/2019 3:01:00 PM

The official record was a basin average of 67.1 inches in 2018, breaking the record of 65.1 inches set in 1973. Rainfall totals for Chattanooga for 2018 ranked 13th highest on record since 1879, but o

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Bluegrass band Special Consensus

The Bismarck Tribune

Date: 1/11/2019 10:11:00 AM

Bluegrass band Special Consensus perform their song She Took the Tennessee River at YCC west of Mandan. In September the Bluegrass Album of the Year was won by Special Consensus who are also up

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Two bodies found in Tennessee River plane crash

wdef.com

Date: 1/10/2019 12:37:00 PM

SODDY DAISY, Tennessee (WDEF) – Hamilton County officials say divers have found the plane that crashed into the Tennessee River on Monday. They have recovered two bodies. Michelle Vartan Novis

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Ringgold Councilmember Randall Franks Hosts Heritage FBLA At Ringgold City Hall

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 1/10/2019 6:15:00 AM

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: US-27 (I-124) widening from I-24/US-27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening ... (cli

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Capsized Towboat Closes Lock on Tennessee River

Maritime Executive

Date: 1/9/2019 5:58:00 PM

The Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River has been closed to traffic after a small towboat capsized downstream. The Bussler has an estimated 4,100 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no

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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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