Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
418.74 FEET
4/27/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Artist Rides Rivers in a Homemade Shantyboat to Learn About the People Who Live on the Banks

laughingsquid.com

Date: 4/28/2017 1:30:00 PM

Wes Modes, an artist and lecturing professor at UC Santa Cruz and a crew full of creative mates built a shanty boat out of found materials and trash and rode down both the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River over the course of the past two summers

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Smoke on the Water: Festival of food, music, fun and funds

Times Daily

Date: 4/27/2017 11:00:00 PM

“You can sit under the tent in the shade or sit in the sun, listen to the bands and have a beer on the banks of the Tennessee River. I think it will be a lot of fun. It’s very much a family atmosphere, but some people like to enjoy a beer. If you want

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TVA and local officials continue to ask boaters to stay off Shoals waterways

WAAY-TV

Date: 4/27/2017 4:56:00 PM

Their plan was to slow the pull down Thursday afternoon by about 200,000 gallons per second. TVA is urging boaters to stay off the Tennessee River and local emergency management officials in the Shoals are telling people to stay off creeks too because of

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Flames of Remembrance

nps100sca.wordpress.com

Date: 4/27/2017 3:03:00 PM

April of 1862 brought bitter fighting to a rural area on the banks of the Tennessee River. On April 6-7 the Union and Confederate armies faced each other in a battle that resulted in 23,746 killed, missing, and wounded soldiers. This month marks the 155

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Blog: Time To Heat Up!

WAVY News 10

Date: 4/27/2017 6:07:00 AM

At the rate we are already heating up we’ll probably have a few 90s. There is a cold front over the Tennessee River Valley, but it will fall apart by the time it gets here tonight. It will bring a few showers to the region late tonight. A few

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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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