Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
505.75 FEET
2/24/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Cherokee Nitrogen produces a variety of chemical products

Times Daily

Date: 2/24/2017 12:36:00 AM

SHEFFIELD -- Tucked away in western Colbert County near the Tennessee River, Cherokee Nitrogen has been providing agricultural chemicals for the Shoals for more than 55 years. General Manager Ben VanVeckhoven, who has been at the facility since December

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Severe storms possible Saturday

WTVR-TV

Date: 2/23/2017 7:53:00 PM

This storm system will produce a decent chance of some widespread severe weather on Friday from the Great Lakes down through the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys. The energy and dynamics will not be as strong in Virginia on Saturday. As of now, there is a

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Outdoors: Enjoy woods, river on Will Skelton Greenway

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 2/23/2017 10:40:00 AM

Fittingly, I saw groups of people running on the trail. The trail heads down above the Tennessee River, more narrow here than downtown, with logs sticking out of it and trees leaning over it. Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, with its small private planes

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Chilhowee Lake on pace to reopen in June

WBIR-TV

Date: 2/22/2017 2:18:00 PM

The Chilhowee Dam is one of a series of dams used to generate hydroelectric power on the Little Tennessee River. Repairs at Chilhowee Dam. (Feb. 2017) (Photo: WBIR) The drained reservoir has attracted spectators interested in a peek at the past

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Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

Al.com

Date: 2/22/2017 9:59:00 AM

The company is fighting multiple lawsuits related to contamination of the Tennessee River with PFOA and PFOS, which it voluntarily phased out of production in 2002. However, the researchers say the safety of replacement compounds is largely unknown

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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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