Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
410.38 FEET
2/22/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Chilhowee Lake on pace to reopen in June

WBIR-TV

Date: 2/22/2017 2:18:00 PM

The Chilhowee Dam is one of a series of dams used to generate hydroelectric power on the Little Tennessee River. Repairs at Chilhowee Dam. (Feb. 2017) (Photo: WBIR) The drained reservoir has attracted spectators interested in a peek at the past

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Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

Al.com

Date: 2/22/2017 9:59:00 AM

The company is fighting multiple lawsuits related to contamination of the Tennessee River with PFOA and PFOS, which it voluntarily phased out of production in 2002. However, the researchers say the safety of replacement compounds is largely unknown

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10 Unique National Historic Sites Of The United States: South

worldatlas.com

Date: 2/22/2017 8:12:00 AM

Carl Sandburg farm became a designated National Historic Site on October 17, 1968. The Wilson Dam extends over the Tennessee River and is located in Florence, Alabama. The dam encloses Wilson Lake and is one of the nine dams built on the Tennessee River

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Howorth selected as TVA board chair-elect

Mountain Press

Date: 2/22/2017 1:21:00 AM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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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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