Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
416.46 FEET
5/24/2020
Full Pool: 414.0
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The River: Finally the words he had anxiously awaited — ‘The CLYDE and crew have landed safely’

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Date: 8/1/2020 10:16:00 PM

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. This a part of a long and

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‘Singing River Trail’ on Tennessee River will offer recreation, education, entertainment

al.com

Date: 7/31/2020 4:24:00 PM

A 70-mile trail along the Tennessee River in north Alabama will offer recreation, education and entertainment options for residents from Huntsville west to Athens

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Morgan County upgrades marine response on Tennessee River

WAFF

Date: 7/30/2020 5:21:00 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - 2019 was one of Alabama’s deadliest years on the water. In response, Morgan County focused on upgrading its Marine Response and that effort has definitely paid off in 2020

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Weekly Road Construction Report

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 7/30/2020 9:33:00 AM

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: Repair of the bridge on SR-319 over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): During this report period the contractor will

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Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

NWS

Date: 7/28/2020

Water Resources Outlook (July

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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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