Wilson Lake


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506.88 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Father, son to compete in triathlon World Championships

The Republic

Date: 7/28/2017 12:49:00 AM

At the World half-Ironman, athletes will swim up (instead of down) the Tennessee River for about a half-mile of the 1.2-mile swim. They’ll bike 56 miles through the hills of Georgia and Tennessee and run 13.1 miles in more hills. Max’s best time in the

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Study reveals previously unknown PFC compounds in Wheeler Lake


Date: 7/27/2017 6:26:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A new scientific report on pollution in the Tennessee River at Decatur reveals just how saturated the Wheeler Basin is with certain PFC compounds. Those compounds, including PFOS, were used in the manufacture of various products

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Why the 'swimming professor' is going the length of the Tennessee River

USA Today

Date: 7/27/2017 5:47:00 PM

German professor Andreas Fath begins attempt to swim the Tennessee River at Ijams Landing, July 27, 2017. Brianna Paciorka and Steve Ahillen/News Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Marty, is that the way?” said Andreas Fath pointing downriver just before

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Husband flees into Tennessee River to avoid men who allegedly murdered his wife at Renaissance Park

Times Free Press

Date: 7/27/2017 5:30:00 PM

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a deadly shooting at Renaissance Park earlier this month. Tyree Corley faces charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery after police say he shot and killed 45-year-old

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German professor begins 652-mile swim down Tennessee River

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 7/27/2017 5:27:00 PM

German professor begins 652-mile swim down Tennessee River Andreas Fath hopes to draw attention to pollution problems with marathon swim on Tennessee River Check out this story on knoxnews.com: http://knoxne

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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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