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Major bridges iced over in Morgan Co.

Fox 6 WBRC

Date: 3/5/2015 2:29:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Two major bridges that go over the Tennessee River are iced over in Morgan County and there is ice on most of the roads in Decatur and in the rural areas. Public works crews have focused their attention on main roads where there

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All Decatur roads open; caution advised

Decatur Daily

Date: 3/5/2015 11:57:00 AM

All bridges and overpasses in Decatur — including the Hudson Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River — remain open, Decatur police said. “Nothing is officially closed,” said police spokesman Lt. John Crouch. “All are passable using caution

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Some main roads improved, but travel still not advised


Date: 3/5/2015 11:27:00 AM

Multiple wrecks have been reported throughout the morning, police say. The Tennessee River Bridge (Hwy. 20) is extremely slick. City streets are iced over throughout Athens, and many roads are impassable. Everyone is urged to avoid travel except in

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Five authors to appear at Motlow

Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Date: 3/5/2015 8:46:00 AM

She was the first person to swim the river without propulsion of flippers. She has also swam the Tennessee River, the Drava and Mura Rivers, and the Ohio River. Tatum's 2011 novel "Gold Earrings" is a period romance in which a sailor-turned minister meets

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Elton John's masterful Von Braun Center concert inspires many questions

Date: 3/5/2015 8:25:00 AM

How did bassist Matt Bissonette get his tone as deep as the Tennessee River? Did he really used to play bass for David Lee Roth? How often does that lady in the front row wearing red flashing LED lights glasses have to change the batteries? How long am I

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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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