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Pangorge race highlights Tennessee River Gorge

Times Free Press

Date: 11/20/2014 9:06:00 PM

One couple's love of Chattanooga's outdoor beauty has inspired the newest in a long list endurance races. Andy and Susanna Dodson have put together the inaugural Pangorge Adventure Race, to be held Saturday morning starting and finishing at Tennessee

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Injured Construction Worker Back on the Job at Cameron Harbor Homes Site

News Channel 9

Date: 11/20/2014 11:40:00 AM

The collapse left two homes in shambles and forced workers to demolish a third adjacent structure at the project known as Cameron Harbor Homes, in Chattanooga and along the Tennessee River. Aaron White, developer for Evergreen Real Estate, tells

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High school rowing

Newmagazine Network

Date: 11/20/2014 7:03:00 AM

The race was held on the Tennessee River and was hosted by Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club. The team of John Jaeger, a senior at Ladue, and Hunter Wallace, a junior at Ladue, finished in second place with a time of 20 minutes, 24 seconds for the

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Contractor wins approval for alternate demolition plan for Old Ledbetter Bridge piers

The Republic

Date: 11/20/2014 1:14:00 AM

But cracks were left in the piers, raising safety questions about drilling. The last truss section over the Tennessee River main navigation channel was detonated Oct. 1, and the blast rocked the piers holding it up. District 1 Chief Engineer Mike McGregor

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OUTDOORS: Warmer weather should bring more activity

The Jackson Sun

Date: 11/19/2014 4:38:00 PM

Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Give Clagett Talley a call (731) 607-5266 or visit him online at Gibson County Lake Water temperature: mid 40s. •Bass: “The water (temperature) isn’t that bad,” Trenton’s

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
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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