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Developer eyes two big Chattanooga projects

Times Free Press

Date: 10/25/2014 1:01:00 AM

A few miles downstream on the other side of the Tennessee River, the same Georgia developer is moving ahead in a second key project and is close to buying an 18-acre parcel off Riverside Drive near downtown where officials are eyeing about 387 apartments

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Slackliner Takes Sport to New Heights Crossing Tennessee Aquarium Peaks

University Chronicle

Date: 10/25/2014 12:08:00 AM

The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities

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Free Mobile Phone Charging in Market Square


Date: 10/24/2014 8:02:00 PM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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Sturgeon Coming From All Over The U.S. To East Tennessee Waterways


Date: 10/24/2014 7:19:00 PM

Since that time, the TWRA in cooperation with the Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Clean Water Network, and the Tennessee River Lake Sturgeon Working Group have

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Jakes Day At Holly Fork; Youth deer hunt weekend

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 10/24/2014 9:23:00 AM

The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, known as the Tennessee River Longbeards, will hold its annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) Day on Saturday at Holly Fork Shooting Complex. The big event will offer a

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
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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