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Local briefs: Man charged with assault after standoff

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/21/2014 9:08:00 PM

The songwriters' event precedes the 13th anniversary celebration of Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run, with a concert planned Aug. 9 in Savannah. The 2014 Tennessee River Run also includes a golf tournament, bass tournament, motorcycle ride, boat poker

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Zip lines? Riverfront shopping? Gun range? Huntsville wants you to rate Ditto Landing ideas

Date: 7/21/2014 12:12:00 PM

The June 24 brainstorming session yielded dozens of ideas for helping draw more people to the underused, 572-acre public park on the Tennessee River. Suggestions included an amphitheater for outdoor concerts, more greenways, a golf course, zip lines

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Tennessee Aquarium needs your votes for USA Today poll


Date: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

The aquarium's 70-passenger high-speed River Gorge Explorer takes visitors on a naturalist-guided excursion along the Tennessee River Gorge. The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta) and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg) are also nominated. Click here

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Tranquil start to the week gives way to tropical air mass


Date: 7/21/2014 11:42:00 AM

Tonight, clouds will increase as a southwesterly wind at 5 to 10 mph transports more humidity into New Jersey from the Tennessee River Valley and the Gulf Coast. An isolated shower is possible but unlikely. Temperatures will fall into the lower to mid 60's

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Topic matches for national collegiate fishing

Stephenville Empire Tribune

Date: 7/21/2014 8:56:00 AM

Three teams comprised of six Tarleton students are competing this week in the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, held at Pickwick Lake near Florence, Ala., May 22-24. We are happy to be back on the rodeo page and hope that in the following

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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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