Wilson Lake


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504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Paddling Adventures in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 6/18/2018 2:21:00 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River and its seventy plus tributaries are widely known for the quality of paddling experiences and for the diversity of the shorelines, from vibrant cityscapes to densely tree canopied

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Lake Sturgeon project continues into 20th year [photos]

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 6/16/2018 9:03:00 PM

Lake sturgeon, the largest fish in the Tennessee River system, had disappeared in the 1970s because of poor water quality, excess commercial fishing and a lack of environmental controls when Tennessee Valley Authority built the river's dam system

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Chattanooga Honors Military at Riverbend Festival During Navy Week


Date: 6/16/2018 10:16:00 AM

CHATTANOOGA Tenn. – The city of Chattanooga welcomed military members to its Riverbend Festival by hosting a Military Appreciation night, on the Coke main stage along the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, and featured, the United States Fleet Forces

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Heading into a Heat Wave


Date: 6/15/2018 9:26:00 PM

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - High pressure will be building over the Tennessee River Valley this weekend. This will help decrease the chance for rain. There will be widely scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, but little chance for rain after today. However

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Electro-fishing with TVA on the Tennessee River


Date: 6/15/2018 6:07:00 PM

We went out on the Tennessee River Friday with TVA biologists to show you electro-fishing. "The Tennessee river is an amazingly diverse system," Biologist Kurt Lakin said. The fastest way to see all the variety is by electro-fishing. It's a process used to

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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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