Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


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413.32 FEET
9/8/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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How Gigabit Internet Is Turning Smaller U.S. Cities Into Tech Hot Spots

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Date: 12/12/2019 3:13:00 AM

The Walnut Street Bridge is unmissable: 2,376 feet of gleaming metal perched atop five stone-gray pillars, spanning the Tennessee River between the aquarium and Coolidge Park. It's been one of

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Rural Tennessee hospital tells the world why it needs to stay open

WKRN

Date: 12/12/2019 3:00:00 AM

The question about whether not it remains open affects just about everyone in this county just east of the Tennessee River 80-miles from Nashville. On a recent December day, we met Terry Moore inside

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TVA tracking sturgeon comeback in the Tennessee River system

10 News

Date: 12/11/2019 6:21:00 PM

KINGSTON, Tenn. — This TVA fish tale is a real success story. A fish species that's been around since the time of the dinosaurs is making a comeback in the Tennessee River Sturgeon, a native fish

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TVA proposes more rules regulating floating cabins on Tennessee River system

WTVC

Date: 12/11/2019 4:30:00 AM

The agency says while regulations have been in place for decades, the number of floating cabins continued to grow with an estimated 2,250 moored on the Tennessee River System as of 2016. The TVA has

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Spectacular Sights and Festive Lights – Holiday Activities in the Tennessee River Valley

Benzinga.com

Date: 12/9/2019 2:00:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley is filled with festive towns boasting some of the best holiday activities for families to enjoy together. When paired with southern hospitality and mild temperatures, these

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12/25/2019 - Christmas
1/1/2020 - New Year's Day
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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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