Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Owners of Chattanooga's Alstom site seek rezoning for 75% of 115-acre riverfront property

Times Free Press

Date: 10/17/2019 5:36:00 PM

The owners of the huge Alstom site in Chattanooga are pre-leasing space for a planned 8-story office building off East Main Street, which they're looking to extend to the Tennessee River. The

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Family shares letters from prison escapee charged with killing West Tennessee penitentiary administrator

10 News

Date: 10/16/2019 11:12:00 PM

Watson’s family gave two letters to a Tennessee River Valley reporter who shared them with WMC Action News 5. The family told the reporter they wanted share Watson’s side of the story, they say he is

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Family shares letters from prison inmate Curtis Watson

Action News 5

Date: 10/16/2019 4:03:00 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A prison escapee and accused killer is telling his side of the story from behind bars. Curtis Watson is accused of killing a West Tennessee State Penitentiary administrator and

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TOTA, NPS dedicate wayside exhibits in Paducah

Cherokee Phoenix

Date: 10/16/2019 9:30:00 AM

WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX One removal route used by Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) people to reach Indian Territory was a water route that used the Tennessee River from Alabama and Tennessee to

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November meeting to address next steps for Tennessee RiverLine project

TimesDaily

Date: 10/15/2019 10:06:00 PM

The project, born out of a student design studio project at the University of Tennessee, took off this summer with five “652 to YOU” meetings, each at a chosen pilot community along the Tennessee

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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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