Pickwick Lake Watershed
(0603005) of the Tennessee River Basin
Located in Middle Tennessee and Alabama, the Tennessee portion of the Pickwick Lake Watershed includes parts of Hardin, Lawrence and Wayne counties. It is approximately 639 square miles and empties to Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River). There are 25 rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion of the Pickwick Lake Watershed.
Water Quality in the Watershed
Click on the map below to view the water quality assessment for the Pickwick Lake Watershed.
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Reports are studies that are done for waters that are considered to be impaired.
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In 2015, TDEC hosted a joint watershed event for the Pickwick Lake, Lower Elk River, Upper Elk River & Wheeler Lake watersheds. This was the 4th event for the Pickwick Lake watershed since the implementation of the watershed management approach in 1996. This event brought together many different agencies, groups and citizens and successfully engaged the public by sharing information about the people who live in the watershed and the activities and projects that are in place or are being planned. Agencies and groups had the chance to seek opportunities to collaborate efforts and citizens had a chance to learn about their watershed and about water quality issues. Displays filled the room with hands-on exhibits. This was a great chance for hands on education for all ages.
Some participants in attendance were local citizens, Natural Resources Conservation Service, TN State Parks, TN Department of Agriculture 319 Program, TN Stream Mitigation Program, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Keep Fayetteville Beautiful, City of Winchester, Tims Ford Blueway, Elk Valley Forestry, Tims Ford Council, Motlow College and Lincoln County Soil Conservation District.