Wilson Lake


Lake Level
507.00 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Cindy spawns damaging tornado in Alabama; Louisiana towns under water


Date: 6/24/2017 10:41:00 PM

"And once we knew there was potential that it could make landfall and come up towards the Tennessee River Valley, we began making preparations". The National Weather Service said Tropical Depression Cindy is continuing to produce heavy rain around the

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Road closures this weekend for USA Cycling Championships


Date: 6/24/2017 5:09:00 PM

Gay Street – including the Gay Street Bridge across the Tennessee River, southbound lanes between Cumberland and Blount avenues, and northbound lanes between Blount and Hill avenues; • Council Place between the Gay Street Bridge and Atchley Street

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TVA lowering lakes for Tropical Storm Cindy

Rogersville Review

Date: 6/24/2017 4:01:00 PM

With Tennessee River lake levels dropping over the next few days, property owners should take appropriate measures to protect boats and other property that may be impacted by the drawdown. When TVA begins moving more water through its dams it will cause

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Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

8 ABC kait8.com

Date: 6/24/2017 11:09:00 AM

A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida. A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down

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Boy killed by log in surf as Tropical Storm Cindy churns in Gulf of Mexico

Altus Times

Date: 6/24/2017 12:05:00 AM

In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy

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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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