Wilson Lake


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505.98 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Guns, taxes and schools: District 4 candidates explore issues

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/23/2018 9:10:00 PM

Fredricks also emphasizes the need for improved infrastructure, and specifically supports the idea of a third Decatur-area bridge crossing the Tennessee River. Like Moore, Fredricks said the best way to pay for improved infrastructure is to get rid of the

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Anonymous Bitcoin dealer gives sizable donations to two Chattanooga nonprofit organizations


Date: 2/23/2018 9:05:00 PM

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust and Green Steps in Chattanooga, an organization fighting litter, was among those selected. The trust converted its cryptocurrency into $250,000, while Green Steps received six Bitcoin, worth about $15,000 each. "You wish for

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The History of Lauderdale County Runs Deep


Date: 2/23/2018 5:16:00 AM

The county encompasses 661 square miles, from the Elk River to the east to the Tennessee State line to the west and north and the Tennessee River to the south. Glover said the vast majority of the county was originally owned by Chief Doublehead

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Tennessee Officials Investigating Dead Fish in Creek

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 2/23/2018 12:37:00 AM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are investigating what caused tens of thousands of dead and dying fish in a small creek near the Tennessee River. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Chattanooga officials and Tennessee Valley Authority

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Tens of thousands of dead fish found in Chattanooga creek [photos]


Date: 2/22/2018 10:38:00 PM

At least tens of thousands of dead and dying fish were found in a small creek off Dupont Parkway near the Tennessee River Wednesday, launching an investigation Thursday morning. The cause of the incident is up for debate. The investigating agencies

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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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