Wilson Lake


Lake Level
507.00 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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John Paul White on Nineties Rock, Civil Wars Fatigue and New 'Beulah'

Rolling Stone

Date: 8/22/2016 7:47:00 AM

He made rough demos of the songs on his phone, then recorded a proper album on either side of the Tennessee River, splitting the sessions between the FAME building in Muscle Shoals and his own Single Lock Records studio in Florence. By the end of the year

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Tennesseans Help Louisiana Families Recover


Date: 8/22/2016 1:22:00 AM

Many families ended up in temporary Red Cross shelters. "The Red Cross has provided over a million meals since this began," said Faye Anderson, executive director of the Tennessee River chapter of the Red Cross. 98 Red Cross workers traveled to Louisiana

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Win Tickets to Alabama at The Greek Theatre


Date: 8/22/2016 12:36:00 AM

The band has left quite a musical legacy with their slew of hits over the years such as “Tennessee River,” “Feels So Right,” and “Mountain Music,” and are continuing to do so with their new album Southern Drawl. Very special guest rock n

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Off the Couch: Passageways, performers & Home Expo on tap

Times Free Press

Date: 8/21/2016 9:38:00 PM

Another, Neural Alleyway, will be a digitized rendering — the designers call it a pixelated storyboard — showing images, on opposite walls, of the Tennessee River before and after the Tennessee Valley Authority. And the one called Stage Genies will add

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Tuesday's municipal election likely not the end of mayoral campaign

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/20/2016 11:22:00 PM

“That’s the only way we’re going to get more residential growth.” Matthews said the city needs to focus on the south side of the Tennessee River and not spend so much time on the city’s annexed area in Limestone County. Kyle and his

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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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