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Tugboat breaches hull on Tennessee River in Marion County, spills diesel fuel

Times Free Press

Date: 1/23/2015 9:02:00 PM

A tugboat's hull was breached when it ran aground late Thursday night, dumping between 20 and 30 gallons of diesel fuel into the Tennessee River in Marion County, Tenn. The spill happened when the pilot of the Gladys Ford, a tugboat operated by Choctaw

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Moss catches 11-pound, 9-ounce bass

Cleveland Daily Banner

Date: 1/23/2015 2:02:00 PM

Mickey Moss shows off his catch of the day Wednesday — an 11-pound, 9-ounce bass caught while fishing with good friend Raymond Swafford along the Tennessee River. Banner photo, BRIAN

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Singer-songwriter Amy Black charting a musical journey

Reading Eagle

Date: 1/22/2015 9:07:00 PM

That spirit, as lore has it, rises from the waters of the Tennessee River, which flows just to the north of town and was nicknamed the Singing River by a local Native American tribe that believed a woman who lived in the water sang to them. That she'd be

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Court Chair Issue Rises Once More; Gets Approval By Narrow 5-4 Margin; Graham Says He Wrote Own Version Because Staff's "Just Stunk"


Date: 1/22/2015 9:02:00 PM

(click for more) A woman who lived on the Tennessee River said that on the day that Donald Rogers was murdered, she heard a man near the dock in front of her home say, "I'm not going to jail for this." Brenda ... (click for more) Cleveland mayor Tom

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Collaboration beer brewed to celebrate a new era.

Chattahoochee Brewing Company

Date: 1/22/2015

Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in

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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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