Pickwick Lake


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Funding future cloudy for Chickamauga Lock

Times Free Press

Date: 3/28/2017 9:06:00 PM

The lock, 7 miles north of Chattanooga, keeps 318 miles of the Tennessee River upstream - to its source in Knox County - navigable. A total of 903,678 tons of commodities passed through the lock in 2016. Chickamauga also let through 3,085 recreational

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Music City Christian Fellowship Announces "Sunday Mornin’ Country"®


Date: 3/28/2017 3:16:00 PM

Performers are; Roy Clark, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Daryle Singletary, Marty Raybon, The Fairfield Four, Ronnie McDowell, Lulu Roman, The Fox Brothers, Melanie Walker, Joanne Cash Yates, Cowboy Joe & The Babcocks, Tennessee River Boys, Margo Smith

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TVA Visitor Centers Opening for Season on April 1

Press Release Point

Date: 3/28/2017 2:12:00 PM

Each offers information about TVA history, how it operates its electric system and how it manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries. TVA retiree volunteers serve as guides at Raccoon Mountain, Fontana, Norris and Kentucky to answer questions about

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Natural Highs

Atlanta Magazine

Date: 3/28/2017 7:57:00 AM

In the eighties, after the smog cleared, the River City finally created its own Riverwalk, a thirteen-mile path for running, biking, or strolling between pocket parks along the Tennessee River. In 1992, the local transportation authority introduced a fleet

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Martin appointed as Methodist district superintendent

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 3/28/2017 7:12:00 AM

In addition, Martin serves as chairman of the Conference Relations Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry, secretary of the Tennessee River District Committee on Ministry and as a member of the Tennessee River District Operational Team. He has

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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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