Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
507.50 FEET
6/24/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Boy killed by log in surf as Tropical Storm Cindy churns in Gulf of Mexico

Altus Times

Date: 6/24/2017 12:05:00 AM

In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy

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Tropical Storm Cindy Expected To Bring Severe Weather To Tennessee

healthcaremenu.net

Date: 6/23/2017 11:16:00 PM

In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy

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Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

ismboard.com

Date: 6/23/2017 5:53:00 PM

In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy

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Florida man drops camera in Tennessee River, has it returned to him 5 years later

SavannahNow

Date: 6/23/2017 4:30:00 PM

A St. Augustine man who dropped his camera into the Tennessee River five years ago has had the photos he lost on that family trip miraculously returned to him. “It’s just a surreal moment,” said Alex Mansur. “I’m trying to wrap my head around

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The Mommy’s Review - Nashville and Atlanta (Plus Chattanooga!) with Kids

tapinto.net

Date: 6/23/2017 1:58:00 PM

Our first stop was the top of Lookout Mountain, which had stunning views of the Tennessee River and the city down below. The area was the site of Civil War battles in 1863, and the Lookout Mountain National Park was a beautiful spot to walk around

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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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