Wilson Lake


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507.30 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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3M facing several lawsuits due to chemicals leaked in waterways


Date: 5/25/2016 7:35:00 PM

The authority is also suing Daikin and Dyneon claiming all three companies knew the PFC chemicals that were leaked into the Tennessee River were harmful. Another lawsuit, filed back in 2010 in Morgan County, alleges the same thing. That lawsuit is still

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Why Do So Many Middle-Aged Men Die During Ironman Competitions?

Daily Beast

Date: 5/24/2016 10:53:00 PM

Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the water and

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Plan to clean North Alabama contaminated water


Date: 5/24/2016 4:14:00 PM

The lawsuit claims the companies allegedly dumped harmful chemicals into the Tennessee River, which is where the water supply comes from. The suit calls for the companies to take responsibility for the water issues. "That's a great risk because we have

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Tennessee River lakes featured in new country music, fishing show

Times Daily

Date: 5/24/2016 3:46:00 PM

SHEFFIELD -- Coby Greer hasn't done much fishing since he was a kid, but the up and coming county music artist was more than happy to discuss his career Tuesday while floating in a fishing boat on the Tennessee River. Greer was the first guest on the first

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Alabama 35, river traffic to be halted for bridge demolition

48 News

Date: 5/24/2016 5:14:00 AM

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that stoppages of highway and river traffic will be necessary June 3 and June 8 for demolition of the B.B. Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River at Scottsboro. All traffic within a 1,500-foot

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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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