Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
410.06 FEET
2/23/2017
Full Pool: 414.0
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Cherokee Nitrogen produces a variety of chemical products

Times Daily

Date: 2/24/2017 12:36:00 AM

SHEFFIELD -- Tucked away in western Colbert County near the Tennessee River, Cherokee Nitrogen has been providing agricultural chemicals for the Shoals for more than 55 years. General Manager Ben VanVeckhoven, who has been at the facility since December

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Severe storms possible Saturday

WTVR-TV

Date: 2/23/2017 7:53:00 PM

This storm system will produce a decent chance of some widespread severe weather on Friday from the Great Lakes down through the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys. The energy and dynamics will not be as strong in Virginia on Saturday. As of now, there is a

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Outdoors: Enjoy woods, river on Will Skelton Greenway

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 2/23/2017 10:40:00 AM

Fittingly, I saw groups of people running on the trail. The trail heads down above the Tennessee River, more narrow here than downtown, with logs sticking out of it and trees leaning over it. Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, with its small private planes

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Chilhowee Lake on pace to reopen in June

WBIR-TV

Date: 2/22/2017 2:18:00 PM

The Chilhowee Dam is one of a series of dams used to generate hydroelectric power on the Little Tennessee River. Repairs at Chilhowee Dam. (Feb. 2017) (Photo: WBIR) The drained reservoir has attracted spectators interested in a peek at the past

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Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

Al.com

Date: 2/22/2017 9:59:00 AM

The company is fighting multiple lawsuits related to contamination of the Tennessee River with PFOA and PFOS, which it voluntarily phased out of production in 2002. However, the researchers say the safety of replacement compounds is largely unknown

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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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