Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
507.00 FEET
11/6/2016
Full Pool: 507.9
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Outdoor learning center in Gate City receives $25K grant

Times News

Date: 12/9/2016 10:46:00 AM

The money will go toward adding another solar pump to the pond — after one was donated by the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable last month, building a retaining wall, finishing the classroom's amphitheater and completing the memorial garden for deceased

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Rain, Cold Front Will Expand Waterfowl Opportunities in Alabama

Courier Journal

Date: 12/8/2016 12:18:00 PM

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) conducts aerial surveys in the areas that tend to hold the most waterfowl in the state, including the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and the Tennessee River drainage. “The aerial surveys we conducted showed average to a

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O'Neal Bridge lane shift coming Sunday

Times Daily

Date: 12/8/2016 9:39:00 AM

Motorists traveling across the Tennessee River via O'Neal Bridge Sunday might want to seek an alternative route as Seminole Equipment Co. will be shifting traffic to the bridge's outside lanes. The lane shift will take place at 11 p.m. Sunday. It should be

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Restaurant review: The Boathouse beckons with a boatful of flavor

Times Free Press

Date: 12/7/2016 10:16:00 PM

Easily accessible from most anywhere around town, it's a prime spot right on the Tennessee River that offers the triple-threat option of after-work watering hole, family gathering place or romantic dining spot. The appealing backdrop of the river

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Jason Aldean on ‘Any Ol’ Barstool’: ‘It Brings Me Back to My Country Roots’

Radio.com

Date: 12/7/2016 4:36:00 PM

He was quick to point out his big country-rock inspiration. “For me, it was Alabama, they were the guys who had the southern rock vibe, like ‘Tennessee River’ and ‘Mountain Music,’ these big fun party songs. Then they could turn around and do

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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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