Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
415.04 FEET
3/22/2020
Full Pool: 414.0
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TENNESSEE RIVER: Wettest quarter in 131 years affecting water users

The News Courier

Date: 4/4/2020

"There could be a lot of debris in the water," Fiedler said. "The rain may have washed tree branches or trunks into the water." Such debris could be present in either the main channel of the Tennessee

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For ex-Wildwood Crest resident, stay-at-home order a matter of life and death

The Press of Atlantic City

Date: 4/1/2020 5:08:00 PM

Lauren Mulholland celebrated her 30th birthday with friends on the banks of the Tennessee River on Monday night. The Wildwood Crest native endured cancer and a double lung transplant to make it to

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Research indicates high levels of microplastics in WNC waters

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 4/1/2020 8:31:00 AM

“It used to have a stronghold in the Little Tennessee River, but beginning around 2004/2005 the populations just crashed, and they’re possibility extirpated from the Little Tennessee,” Love said

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Home in jeopardy of falling into Tennessee River in Hardin Co.

WSMV

Date: 3/31/2020 8:14:00 AM

SAVANNAH, TN (WSMV) - A third home along the Tennessee River is in jeopardy of sliding into the river after another landslide. The home on Chalk Bluff is close to falling into the river after another

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West Tenn. home in danger of falling into Tennessee River

10 News

Date: 3/30/2020 11:46:00 AM

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — Another home is likely to fall into the Tennessee River in West Tennessee. Continuous landslides since February have eroded the high banks of Chalk Bluff in Hardin County where

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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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