Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Trailing along the Tennessee River could be made easy, UT students hope

Knoxville WVLT-TV on MSN.com

Date: 1/22/2020 5:13:57 PM

What if you could bike, hike or paddle all 652 miles of the Tennessee River? Some say it would be great for the economy and environment

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Tennessee RiverLine Summit happening this week

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 1/22/2020 11:58:00 AM

The summit is a chance to advance a project aimed to develop recreational, environmental and economic opportunities along the Tennessee River. “The Tennessee riverline is a vision for a continuous

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Warning to anglers: Invasive carp moving up Tennessee River

al.com

Date: 1/21/2020 11:56:00 PM

We encourage anyone reporting to include photos, location information, and if possible keep a fish frozen to share with TWRA.” It is likely that these fish traveled up the Tennessee River through

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Gastronomical Adventures – A Culinary and Cultural Journey through the Tennessee River Valley

Benzinga.com

Date: 1/21/2020 1:30:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley Mapguide has put together a list of top places to dine with an experience to showcase the region's diverse culinary scene. KNOXVILLE, Tenn

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Family of Alabama philanthropist selling 2 stunning river houses in the Shoals

al.com

Date: 1/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

To the casual observer, these might just seem like two luxury houses on the Tennessee River in Muscle Shoals. No more, no less than a couple of spectacular residences with riverfront access and

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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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