Pickwick Reservoir Land Management Plan
Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) effectively guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land. Pickwick RLMP was approved by the TVA Board of Directors in September 2002.
Pickwick Reservoir is an impoundment of the Tennessee River formed by Pickwick Landing Dam, which is located at Tennessee River mile 206.7. Pickwick Reservoir is situated in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in Alabama, Hardin County in Tennessee, and Tishomingo County in Mississippi.
Pickwick is popular for boating and water skiing. Pickwick also has excellent sport-fishing areas, including the Wilson Dam tailwater at the upper end of the lake, noted for record-size smallmouth bass and catfish.
The scope of the Pickwick RLMP is 19,238 acres. The Pickwick RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. Pickwick Reservoir property is divided into 161 parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone. Descriptions of the allowable land uses within each land planning zone are available here.
Individual parcel allocations can be examined on the maps below:
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After approval of an RLMP by TVA, all future uses of TVA public lands on that reservoir must then be consistent with the allocations within the RLMP. In accordance with TVA policies and guidelines, allocation changes are only allowable under limited circumstances. The attachment at the link below describes the land use allocation changes that have occurred on Pickwick Reservoir since the 2002 RLMP was completed.
Land Allocation Acreage
TVA land around Pickwick Reservoir has been allocated for certain land
uses as summarized in the table below.
Sensitive Resource Management
Natural Resource Conservation
*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.
TVA’s land planning methodology incorporates the environmental review process established under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made.
It is important to note that RLMPs are programmatic plans that designate potential allowable land uses as defined in the land use zone definitions and do not involve specific land actions. TVA would complete an appropriate site-specific environmental review prior to proposed development or activity on TVA public land.