Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
507.02 FEET
4/28/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Smoke on the Water: Festival of food, music, fun and funds

Times Daily

Date: 4/27/2017 11:00:00 PM

“You can sit under the tent in the shade or sit in the sun, listen to the bands and have a beer on the banks of the Tennessee River. I think it will be a lot of fun. It’s very much a family atmosphere, but some people like to enjoy a beer. If you want

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TVA and local officials continue to ask boaters to stay off Shoals waterways

WAAY-TV

Date: 4/27/2017 4:56:00 PM

Their plan was to slow the pull down Thursday afternoon by about 200,000 gallons per second. TVA is urging boaters to stay off the Tennessee River and local emergency management officials in the Shoals are telling people to stay off creeks too because of

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Flames of Remembrance

nps100sca.wordpress.com

Date: 4/27/2017 3:03:00 PM

April of 1862 brought bitter fighting to a rural area on the banks of the Tennessee River. On April 6-7 the Union and Confederate armies faced each other in a battle that resulted in 23,746 killed, missing, and wounded soldiers. This month marks the 155

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Blog: Time To Heat Up!

WAVY News 10

Date: 4/27/2017 6:07:00 AM

At the rate we are already heating up we’ll probably have a few 90s. There is a cold front over the Tennessee River Valley, but it will fall apart by the time it gets here tonight. It will bring a few showers to the region late tonight. A few

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River levels should peak today

Times Daily

Date: 4/26/2017 11:37:00 PM

The Tennessee River at Florence rose above flood stage Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to crest at about a half a foot or more above flood stage by this afternoon, officials said. The National Weather Service office in Huntsville stated in its latest

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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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