Wilson Lake


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Full Pool: 507.9
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Thunderstorms, possibly Severe to move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight

Clarksville Online

Date: 2/28/2017 4:07:00 PM

may approach and move through the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and the Tennessee River Valley Region late tonight. With any strong to severe thunderstorms that do occur, damaging winds will be the main concern, although large hail, brief heavy

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The Nation's Weather

WWSB MySuncoast

Date: 2/28/2017 2:24:00 PM

Strong, gusty thunderstorms are forecast to rumble through the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys during the morning hours before racing eastward into the mid-Atlantic during the afternoon

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Bicentennial celebration event set for Saturday

News Courier

Date: 2/28/2017 5:12:00 AM

In those days, the Chickasaw and the elk called a place named Elk County home. Cotton floated down the Tennessee River from Limestone County ports. An enterprising businessman created an open-air bar from a split log and two barrels and served his own

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Morganton, once thriving, now beneath Tellico Lake

Daily Times

Date: 2/27/2017 9:10:00 PM

I’ve heard it was in honor of Gideon Morgan, who was a Revolutionary War hero and owned some land up the Little Tennessee River — the usual political pandering.” Morganton, located about four miles west of present-day Greenback at the mouth of Baker

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Construction on I-24 Tennessee River bridge starts Tuesday

Kentucky New Era

Date: 2/27/2017 4:16:00 PM

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a joint replacement project along the westbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Tennessee River bridge on Tuesday. Last fall, a state bridge crew made several attempts to repair the joint at the

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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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