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Bridge goes boom!

News Center 23 KVEO

Date: 9/19/2014 6:40:00 PM

Demolition crews detonate a span of the U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River. (WPSD) Part of a Kentucky bridge came tumbling down Tuesday morning. Demolition crews imploded a 400-foot section of the Old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah. The rest of the

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East Tennessee's autumn leaf-peeping train trips chug into view

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 9/19/2014 1:27:00 PM

crossing where the French Broad and Holston rivers meet to form the Tennessee River. Starting in October, the Three Rivers Rambler will begin boarding from a new depot at the University Commons Way, located off Cumberland Avenue in the same complex as the

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World War II ship passes through Shoals

Times Daily

Date: 9/19/2014 11:23:00 AM

FLORENCE — The World War II LST-325 gave the Shoals a lunchtime treat today as it moved from Wilson Dam past McFarland Park while onlookers watched along the banks of the Tennessee River. The ship played music, including "Anchors Aweigh," over its

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PARIS TN: Front line staff key for tourism

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 9/19/2014 10:37:00 AM

The meeting was hosted by the Tennessee River Trails Association. “What is there to do here?” consultant John Lavender of the Nashville-based Lose and Associates, asked the group of about 15 businessmen and community members

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Weekly Road Construction Report

Chattanoogan

Date: 9/19/2014 8:49:00 AM

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard): Weather permitting, the contractor

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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.

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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