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LMU athlete named to All-Southeast team

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 5/28/2015 2:57:00 PM

After two more top-10 showings, Galyon completed the regular season with a win at the Tennessee River Rumble, firing rounds of 70 and 73 for a one-under par total of 143. His opening-round 70 was marked by a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole. Galyon

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LCWSA pipeline project moving forward

News Courier

Date: 5/28/2015 1:01:00 AM

Officials with the Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority are confident bids on a project to build a water pipeline under the Tennessee River could be awarded this summer. More importantly, they say the pipeline project — which will allow the utility

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UPDATE:Police identify body found floating near Chickamauga Dam

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 5/27/2015 3:05:00 PM

The investigation is ongoing. PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police say the body found Wednesday morning in the Tennessee River was reported by a local fisherman. Channel 3 has learned that an interim director is now reviewing all of the open cases under

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Fisherman Spots Body Floating In The River


Date: 5/27/2015 2:57:00 PM

A fisherman spotted a body floating in the Tennessee River early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:50 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to mile marker 474 of the Tennessee River for a body found. Emergency crews recovered the body of a

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One lane of I-65 southbound at Tennessee River Bridge to close Thursday and Friday


Date: 5/27/2015 2:17:00 PM

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – Expect travel delays on Interstate 65 southbound toward the end of the week. Road repairs on I-65 around the Tennessee River will take place this Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29. The outside southbound lane of I-65 at the north

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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.


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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