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12/21/2014
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Elliott: 'It Was Useless to Complain': The Union Army Forages North Hamilton County

Times Free Press

Date: 12/20/2014 9:27:00 PM

In Hamilton County, the Confederates controlled the area south and east of the Tennessee River, leaving just the areas extending into the north end of Hamilton County as possible ones from which to draw supplies. Meigs noted that wagon trains went

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WEATHER BLOG: Dry And Seasonable

CBS Baltimore

Date: 12/20/2014 6:30:00 AM

By afternoon, we may see a bit of rain break out. By Monday night, light rain will continue as a sharp upper level trough advances toward the region, and low pressure develops in the Tennessee River Valley. This system will push into the Great Lakes

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Kingston Ash Recovery Project Follows New EPA Guidelines - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

59 WVNSTV

Date: 12/20/2014 1:25:00 AM

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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Florence man indicted for capital murder of Deshler High School volunteer coach

Al.com

Date: 12/19/2014 11:11:00 PM

Court documents reveal an alleged story behind the killing that deals with gambling, threats of severed fingers and a body weighted down in the Tennessee River. Jeremy Leshun Williams, 30, is accused of killing the 27-year-old coach in November 2013

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Partly Sunny, Below Average Saturday

Examiner

Date: 12/19/2014 8:28:00 PM

Saturday will feature partial sunshine as not only is the short wave still to the north, but another piece of energy across the Tennessee River Valley will push in clouds as well. Highs will be just in the upper 30s with a northerly wind. Overnight

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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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