Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
413.32 FEET
9/8/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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Bright School Fourth Grader Leads Cleanup At Suck Creek

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 11/19/2019 1:56:00 PM

Bright School fourth-grader Nina Lail on Saturday led a contingent to help the Tennessee River Rescue trash pick-up on Suck Creek. Nina is a member of the Shine Bright Club, which helps non-profit

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'Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping in the Tennessee River Valley

YAHOO!

Date: 11/19/2019 8:18:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley is home to many talented artists and craftsmen who live, work and teach here. Those in search of one-of-a-kind gifts, the Tennessee River Valley Mapguide has compiled a list

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More than 1,400 pounds of litter removed in Tennessee River cleanup

WAAY-TV

Date: 11/16/2019 6:31:00 PM

Hundreds of pounds of aquatic litter was removed from the waterways leading to the Tennessee River Saturday morning. The 1,420 pounds of litter is part of the Tennessee Riverkeepers capaign to remove

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Tennessee Riverkeeper removes 1400 pounds of litter in Decatur

al.com

Date: 11/16/2019 4:26:00 PM

A cleanup event organized by Alabama-based environmental group Tennessee Riverkeeper removed more than 1,420 pounds of litter from tributaries to the Tennessee River in Decatur Saturday, the group

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Reservoir levels lowered by TVA to counteract higher flood risk during cold months

10 News

Date: 11/16/2019 11:09:00 AM

As we finish the fall season and head into winter, the risk of flooding increases. Tennessee Valley Authority works year-round, 24 hours a day to monitor and control water levels on the Tennessee

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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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