Wilson Lake


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504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Body of missing firefighter-EMT found in river by fisherman


Date: 3/19/2018 8:32:00 AM

The body of Nashville firefighter-EMT Jesse Reed was transported to a coroner’s office after an almost two-week-long search in the Tennessee River WAVERLY, Tenn. — The body of a firefighter who was missing for almost two weeks was found by a fisherman

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Body of missing firefighter returns to Nashville for autopsy


Date: 3/18/2018 4:07:00 PM

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – After 12 days of searching, the body of Nashville firefighter Jesse Reed has been found in the Tennessee River in Humphreys County. The body was discovered by fishermen late Saturday morning and recovered by search

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Firefighter's remains found in river nearly 2 weeks after vehicle plunged: report

Fox News

Date: 3/17/2018 11:39:00 PM

The body of a missing Nashville firefighter was found Saturday, nearly two weeks after his vehicle plunged into the Tennessee River, authorities said. The lengthy search ended when a fisherman found the body of 32-year-old Jesse Reed, Fox 17 Nashville

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The Shoals: Where fishing is king


Date: 3/17/2018 10:30:00 PM

Today, that amount must exceed 30 pounds and that's just to place in the tournament, according to David Abramson, a member of the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism board who has advocated for the protection of fish in the Tennessee River. It's a sign of a

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City prepares to clear abandoned mill site [photos]

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/17/2018 9:03:00 PM

1920 - John T. Lupton acquired 1,000 acres of land near the Tennessee River and created the mill town of Lupton City for his Dixie Mercerizing Co. › 1964 - The Dixie Co. changed its name to Dixie Yarns › 1998 - R.L. Stowe Mills acquires Dixie Yarns

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 150 Miles
• Surface Area: 15,930 Acres
• Volume: 641,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 30,750 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 40 Feet
• Length: 16 Miles
An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Wilson Lake was formed by the creation of Wilson Dam, which separates Wilson Lake from its downstream neighbor, Pickwick Lake. Wilson Lake features healthy populations of numerous game fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and crappie.

Visitors to Wilson Lake are able to enjoy the benefits of angling, recreational boating and the natural beauty of bordering wildlife refuges. All of these features attract numerous visitors to the lake. In addition, the fishery draws numerous fishing tournaments to these waters. Both local and national events are held on Wilson Lake on a regular basis.

Size and Depth - 15,930 acres with a maximum depth of 90 feet. The lake is approximately 18 miles long. Full pool elevation is 508 feet.

Water Source - An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Wilson Lake was formed by the creation of the Wilson Dam. In addition to the Tennessee River, several small feeder creeks, tributaries and rain runoff add additional inflows to the lake.

Shoreline - 154 miles of mostly developed shoreline are found around the lake. Occasional areas of rock bluffs and wooded regions are also present.

Bottom - Primarily a mixture of mud, silt, rock and sand. The main river channel is characterized by bedrock and mud. Backwater and tailrace areas contain silt, sand and muck.

Water - Wilson Lake is moderately fertile throughout. Visible clarity varies from 18 inches to 4 feet depending on current and recent rainfall.

Cover - Vegetation is sparse throughout the lake. The few areas that provide cover are marked mostly by emergent species such as water willow. Very little submergent vegetation exists.
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