Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
505.45 FEET
1/20/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Tennessee River Tug Boat Explosion Leaves 3 Dead: Police

Patch

Date: 1/20/2018 1:21:00 AM

A tug-boat explosion on the Tennessee River in Kentucky left three people dead and injured several others, according to Kentucky State Police. The Marshall County dispatch received a call reporting an explosion at 9:17 a.m. and numerous departments

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Three Killed in Blast at Kentucky Boatyard

The Maritime Executive

Date: 1/19/2018 11:50:00 PM

On Friday, an explosion on a towboat on the Tennessee River killed three individuals and seriously injured several others. The vessel was docked at a facility outside of Calvert City, Kentucky for repairs. On Friday morning, a blast occurred in her

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Three killed in tugboat explosion on the Tennessee River in Kentucky

Fox 17 Nashville

Date: 1/19/2018 7:25:00 PM

Officials say a boat or barge exploded on the Tennessee River in Kentucky, killing three and injuring others. Marshall County Emergency Management Director Curt Curtner says the explosion happened Friday at First Marine Dry Dock Boat and Barge Repair

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Three dead after Kentucky boat explosion

LOCAL8now

Date: 1/19/2018 6:32:00 PM

CALVERT CITY, Ky. (WVLT) -- Kentucky State Police detectives responded to an early morning explosion on the Tennessee River. According to KSP, Marshall County dispatch received a call reporting an explosion on a tug-boat docked on Hollinger Road at 9:17

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KSP: No early indication of foul play in boat explosion on Tennessee River

WPSD Local 6

Date: 1/19/2018 3:51:00 PM

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police Post 1 has released more information about a boat explosion that killed three people and injured six others on the Tennessee River in Marshall County Friday morning. In a news release sent Friday afternoon, KSP says the call

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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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