Wilson Lake


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506.84 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Fine art with Alabama native Perry Austin

Donna Pate

Date: 9/25/2017

With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After

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Year of the Ironman ends with 2017 Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga [photos]

Times Free Press

Date: 9/24/2017 9:32:00 PM

The city already hosts large events annually. One of the country's largest rowing regattas — Head of the Hooch — is held each November in the Tennessee River along Chattanooga's riverfront, and the 7 Bridges and Chattanooga marathons bring thousands to

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Murray: Confederate dilemma after Chickamauga

Times Free Press

Date: 9/23/2017 9:18:00 PM

Braxton Bragg, considered moving out with a campaign into middle Tennessee. This was ruled out because of a lack of pontoons to cross the Tennessee River and the scarcity of wagons for logistical support. If this option wasn't feasible, then what could be

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Sturgeonfest offers hands-on help for endangered species


Date: 9/23/2017 8:16:00 PM

"They need oxygen, just like we need oxygen," said TVA aquatic zoologist David Matthews. TVA dams along the Tennessee River system impacted the species dwindling population. However, since the 1990s, TVA has spend around $60 million improving tailwaters

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Holly Bobo trial: Zach Adams found guilty on all charges


Date: 9/23/2017 7:34:00 AM

Autry, who is currently in prison, said that after Zach kidnapped Holly, the pair took her body to the banks of the Tennessee River beneath the I40 bridge in Decatur County. Wrapped in a farm blanket, Holly's body was unloaded from the back of a pickup

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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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