Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
506.01 FEET
3/27/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Fire department battles high turnover rate

Times Daily

Date: 3/25/2017 11:31:00 PM

Built on the Tennessee River near the mouth of Spring Creek, Inspiration Landing would provide construction jobs and permanent jobs while bringing tourists to the Shoals. 1 hired, 2 openings The City Council recently approved the hiring of a new

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Inside The First-Ever Allman Brothers Band Jam Session, Played 48 Years Ago Today

liveforlivemusic.com

Date: 3/25/2017 10:52:00 PM

after hearing his drumming on a demo of Jackie Avery and the two immediately moved into his home on the Tennessee River. Berry Oakley came to mind next, after the he and Duane became friends in a club in Jacksonville, Florida months prior. The six

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Forecast: Limestone County to pass Morgan in population by 2040

Decatur Daily

Date: 3/25/2017 10:19:00 PM

So far, he said, that growth does not appear to be crossing the Tennessee River. Terry said he could only speculate as to why. “If we knew the answer to it, we’d fix it,” he said. “I would think it’s more than one thing.” Brown said continued

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Chattanooga History Column: The legacy of Anna Safley Houston

Times Free Press

Date: 3/25/2017 10:02:00 PM

Ten years after her death in 1961, her dream was realized when the Houston Antique Museum opened at Bluff View overlooking the Tennessee River. In 1968, the collection moved a short distance to its current location at 201 High St. Amy Autenreith is the

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Decatur’s Old State Bank Is Thought To Be The Oldest Surviving Bank Building In Alabama

alabamawx.com

Date: 3/25/2017 11:41:00 AM

The Decatur branch was considered a controversial location because the frontier town had only about 200 residents, compared to nearby Huntsville and surrounding Madison County, which had about 20,000.Decatur’s location on the Tennessee River, 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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