Wilson Lake


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504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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TWRA holds public meeting to discuss Asian carp concerns in Tennessee River


Date: 5/24/2018 5:42:00 PM

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a public meeting Thursday night in Paris to discuss concerns about Asian carp in the Tennessee River. A longtime TWRA biologist and manager, Tim Broadbent, will be at the meeting

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36 Hours in Chattanooga

The New York Times

Date: 5/24/2018 7:05:00 AM

Nestled against the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga, Tenn., has transformed itself in recent decades from an unassuming town to a hyper clean, high-tech (“Gig City” was the first in the United States to offer

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WAAY 31 I-Team Investigation: Cleaning contaminated water


Date: 5/21/2018 6:45:00 PM

A WAAY 31 I-Team investigation finds out what's next after decades of dumping chemical contaminants into the Tennessee River at Decatur. The dumping started in the 1960's with 3M and later Daikin, among others. In 2016, the revelation caused concerns about

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Smokin' It Up in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 5/21/2018 2:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley runs through the heart of the South where barbecue reigns king. Each year, barbecue fans make their way to one of many restaurants to enjoy the different styles of barbecue

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Explore Tennessee River Valley Launches New Brand and Logo Design

The Business Journals

Date: 5/21/2018 12:41:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council launches a new brand and logo for the Tennessee River Valley Mapguide project. In the 2016, the expansion of the mapguide project from two states to 7 states prompted a logo redesign to better represent

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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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