Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
413.67 FEET
8/2/2018
Full Pool: 414.0
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Stream event shows Little River biodiversity

thedailytimes

Date: 8/15/2018 11:21:00 PM

Tennessee River Basin Network participants got a first-hand look at Little River’s aquatic biodiversity Tuesday during a stream-quality event at River Johns Outfitters in Maryville. The network brings

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Purchase to boost Bartram access: Mainspring conserves 71 acres of Little Tennessee River bottomland

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 8/15/2018 8:32:00 AM

A recent land purchase by Mainspring Conservation Trust could spell a new era for the Bartram Trail in Macon County. The nonprofit purchased two tracts totaling 71 acres — sandwiched between the Needm

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Decatur's history linked to famous steamboat captains

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/14/2018 10:15:00 PM

Some of the most famous steamboat captains to navigate the Tennessee River made journeys to and from Decatur. Others settled in the River City, and at least one is connected to what is arguably the ci

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John Shearer: Seeing New Green Space And Building At Baylor

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 8/13/2018 7:02:00 AM

In recent years, I have occasionally enjoyed taking a jog at my alma mater of Baylor School during school vacation times or weekends to reminisce a little and enjoy again the pretty campus I love by t

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Civil-rights murder case of Elbert Williams reopened in Tennessee

Chicago Sun-Times

Date: 8/10/2018 3:35:26 PM

JACKSON, Tenn — More than 78 years after a black voter-registration activist’s body was found in a West Tennessee river, a white district attorney has reopened an investigation into his death. The bod

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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.

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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