Wilson Lake


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I-24 Tennessee River Bridge repairs not finished ahead of Thanksgiving

WPSD Local 6

Date: 11/16/2018 3:54:00 PM

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Drivers on the Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge have been experiencing one-lane traffic with orange barrels for months now. The repair work was supposed to be completed by No

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After days of rain, TVA is spilling water at Tennessee River dams


Date: 11/16/2018 3:08:00 PM

2018 has been one of the wettest years on record and while fall is normally a time when we start to dry out in East Tennessee, that's not this case this year. So far this November, we've received almo

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KYTC: Lane Restrictions On I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Thanksgiving Week


Date: 11/16/2018 2:27:00 PM

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists that lane restrictions on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge will remain in place Thanksgiving week. KYTC says people planning to use the bridge

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I-24 Tennessee River Bridge lane restrictions in place during Thanksgiving travel week


Date: 11/16/2018 7:40:00 AM

WESTERN KENTUCKY (KFVS) - According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, current eastbound and westbound lane restrictions on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at mile marker 30 will remain in place

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Norfolk Southern fined nearly $60,000 for January diesel spill into Citico Creek

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 11/15/2018 1:08:00 PM

Norfolk Southern Railroad has agreed to pay nearly $60,000 in fines and damages for the January spill that thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into Citico Creek and the Tennessee River. The spill happ

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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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