Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Fall Festival 411: Guide to north Alabama festivals and events

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/17/2019 10:13:00 PM

A remnant of America’s war history will sail along the Tennessee River and into Ingalls Harbor on Aug. 28, offering the public an up-close experience with a class of ship involved in World War II, the

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Great Kiwanis Duck Race Is Saturday

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 8/16/2019 1:31:00 PM

The Great Kiwanis Duck Race will fill the Tennessee River at Coolidge Park beneath the Walnut Street Bridge with 5,000 rubber ducks Saturday. The Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga’s annual fundraising event

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Old-fashioned road trip leads to East Tennessee culinary gems

Post-Bulletin

Date: 8/16/2019 9:34:00 AM

Any journey to East Tennessee should begin among the soaring stone cliffs of the Bluff View Art District, a pretty and trendy neighborhood perched high above the banks of the Tennessee River. A meal

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Spaceport America, police cat, Superdome plan: News from around our 50 states

USA Today

Date: 8/16/2019 1:15:00 AM

Hill says the town isn’t ready for something as edgy as “A little different.” Decatur is on the Tennessee River, and it has long been called the “River City.” Council member Chuck Ard says residents

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Good Times on The Tuckasegee

American Rivers

Date: 8/15/2019 1:24:00 PM

It flows from the mountains of northeast Georgia across North Carolina and into Tennessee, forming a part of the Little Tennessee River watershed. My colleague and I were paddling the newly

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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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