Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pickwick Dam, January 29, 2019

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ABC Wednesday - D is for Dam: a barrier constructed to hold back water

Fishermen along the river walkway, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 27, 2019
Pickwick Dam is one of nine locks and dams on the Tennessee River that were built for flood control and to generate electricity. Most of the spillways are open now to reduce flooding from recent heavy rainfall upriver. The next dam downriver is Kentucky Dam, and then the Tennessee River flows into the Ohio River.

We often go there birdwatching. This is a Great Blue Heron perched on one of the signs warning boats of the dangerous waters near the dam. Other birds commonly seen at Pickwick are Ducks, Gulls, Coots, Geese, Grebes, Osprey, and (sometimes) White Pelicans. And once we saw a Bald Eagle!

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 27, 2019
On the other side of the dam, this Great Blue Heron prefers the calmer waters of Pickwick Lake. In the Summer the lake is a popular destination for boating and other water-related activities. Pickwick Dam with its lake is about an hour's drive from our house.

Have a wonderful day!

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13 comments:

  1. It is always wonderful to see a heron!

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  2. I enjoyed reading your commentary & learning about the area. Fantastic photos of the herons.

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  3. Hello, the dam reminds me of the one here called Conowingo. They are great places to see the birds. Love the herons. Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  4. cool pictures! what an interesting place to visit - I've never been to a big dam like that.

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  5. We have a dam we go visit, but it is not near this big...

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  6. Gorgeous view…

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  7. Great photos of the dam for D ~ ^_^

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