Pickwick Lake


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John Paul White on Nineties Rock, Civil Wars Fatigue and New 'Beulah'

Rolling Stone

Date: 8/22/2016 7:47:00 AM

He made rough demos of the songs on his phone, then recorded a proper album on either side of the Tennessee River, splitting the sessions between the FAME building in Muscle Shoals and his own Single Lock Records studio in Florence. By the end of the year

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Tennesseans Help Louisiana Families Recover


Date: 8/22/2016 1:22:00 AM

Many families ended up in temporary Red Cross shelters. "The Red Cross has provided over a million meals since this began," said Faye Anderson, executive director of the Tennessee River chapter of the Red Cross. 98 Red Cross workers traveled to Louisiana

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Win Tickets to Alabama at The Greek Theatre


Date: 8/22/2016 12:36:00 AM

The band has left quite a musical legacy with their slew of hits over the years such as “Tennessee River,” “Feels So Right,” and “Mountain Music,” and are continuing to do so with their new album Southern Drawl. Very special guest rock n

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Off the Couch: Passageways, performers & Home Expo on tap

Times Free Press

Date: 8/21/2016 9:38:00 PM

Another, Neural Alleyway, will be a digitized rendering — the designers call it a pixelated storyboard — showing images, on opposite walls, of the Tennessee River before and after the Tennessee Valley Authority. And the one called Stage Genies will add

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Tuesday's municipal election likely not the end of mayoral campaign

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/20/2016 11:22:00 PM

“That’s the only way we’re going to get more residential growth.” Matthews said the city needs to focus on the south side of the Tennessee River and not spend so much time on the city’s annexed area in Limestone County. Kyle and his

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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.


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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