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WWII ship LST-325 to visit city Wednesday

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/1/2014 8:35:00 PM

A ship that played a vital role in the allied conquest of Nazi Germany in World War II will sail down the Tennessee River into Decatur on Wednesday. The landing ship tank is an amphibious ship designed to land tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy

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Services held for men in Pickwick boating accident

wbbjtv.com

Date: 9/1/2014 3:33:00 PM

CORINTH, MISS. -- The funerals were held Monday for two men killed in a weekend boating accident on Pickwick Lake. Carey Jonathan Downs, 39, and Jeremie David Floyd, 40, were killed Saturday in an accident involving a barge on the Mississippi side of

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Montgomery police probe 2 killings

WKRN

Date: 9/1/2014 1:05:00 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery police are investigating a pair of killings over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Police said 22-year-old Ronald James of Montgomery was found with a gunshot wound shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday on Park Towne Way Drive. He

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Two Killed in Boat Accident on Tennessee River

News Radio WGOW 1150 AM

Date: 9/1/2014 11:05:00 AM

(HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A boating accident on the Tennessee River over the weekend has claimed the lives of two people. The incident happened early Saturday morning on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, the Jackson Sun reported

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Mississippi Wildlife officials investigating fatal boating accident

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/1/2014 9:45:00 AM

Two men have died in a boating accident on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line. Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin told The Jackson Sun that accident happened early Saturday morning when their bass fishing boat collided with a

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
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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