Wilson Lake


Lake Level
505.97 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Chattanooga History Column: Cameron Hill has rich history

Times Free Press

Date: 1/21/2017 11:11:00 PM

Given the hill's proximity to settlements along the Tennessee River and the intersection of major trails to the south, Native Americans were certain to have used the promontory since prehistoric times as an observation point. At the time of the Cherokee

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Model train project on track at depot

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/21/2017 10:33:00 PM

Once finished, the HO scale train track will include replicas of the depot, bridges over the Tennessee River, the Princess Theatre and water towers embossed with the names of the Decatur Red Raiders and Austin Black Bears, Norris said. “We will have

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Southside developer's request to use city-owned parking lot draws activist's scrutiny [photos]

Times Free Press

Date: 1/20/2017 9:05:00 PM

The CDRC's mission is to promote economic development downtown, Richardson said. The CDRC owns The Chattanoogan hotel and the "Chattanooga Green," a lawn in front of the Blue Plate restaurant downtown near the Tennessee River riverfront

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TVA elects board chair who sets 3 firsts: Memphian, African American, female

The Business Journal

Date: 1/20/2017 5:43:00 AM

TVA also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system. ““I would like to congratulate V. Lynn Evans on being named chair of the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority,” said Rep. Steve Cohen (TN

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$1,100,000 Homes in California, Texas and Tennessee


Date: 1/18/2017 6:01:00 AM

This wood-frame house is in a residential pocket of downtown, a couple of blocks from the Tennessee River. The area is a mix of older residences, newer townhouses and condos surrounding the campus of the local branch of the University of Tennessee

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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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