Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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M.L. King extension exceeds 'high hopes,' Chattanooga mayor says; but funding questioned

Times Free Press

Date: 9/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, left, and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke cut the ribbon during a ceremony opening the M.L. King Boulevard extension from Riverfront

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‘We drink it. We need good water quality,’ TVA experts say on World Water Monitoring Day

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 9/18/2020 4:00:00 PM

The Tennessee River system is the most used water source in the country, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority. The river and its tributary rivers provide

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LAKE CONDITIONS ALERT Hurricane Sally expected to affect Alabama Power lakes, result in spillway gate operations

Alabama Power

Date: 9/15/2020

Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be

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John Shearer: Exploring And Searching For Greenways, Part 15 – The Interesting Lower South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 9/12/2020 5:00:00 PM

This time, it included sections of South Chickamauga Creek on the lower four-mile stretch where it empties into the Tennessee River. The way the nicely done path is set up here is that sometimes

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TWRA identifies fisherman whose body was found in Tennessee River

wdef.com

Date: 9/10/2020 7:43:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The body of a man recovered last night in the Tennessee River has been identified. The family of 42 year old Adam... Jobless claims in Tennessee slightly improved for the week

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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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