Wilson Lake


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504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Several athletes set foot in Chattanooga for Ironman 70.3


Date: 5/18/2018 9:14:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – It only seems fitting, with the Tennessee River, mountainous scenes, and an outdoor spirit that Chattanooga would host Ironman events. Well, that relationship is going a step further. “We are now the first community to host

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Girls Who Code: How One Teacher Makes a Difference With Early Exposure to Computer Science


Date: 5/18/2018 12:01:00 PM

Tucked around a curve of the Tennessee River there’s a private school that’s making waves in the local community to encourage young girls to code. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, a private all-girls’ school has made computer science courses a requirement

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Asian carp meeting set for May 24

The Tennessean

Date: 5/18/2018 1:09:00 AM

A public meeting to discuss concerns about Asian carp, which have become unwelcome inhabitants in the Tennessee River and Cumberland River systems, is scheduled for May 24 in Paris, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Enoch Building at the Hen

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Happy Birthday Tennessee Valley Authority - 85 Years of Service to the People of the Valley


Date: 5/18/2018 12:29:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The slow-moving barge creates subtle ripples in the glass-like surface of the Tennessee River as it makes its way toward Wilson Dam. The gentle wake gives rise to rolling waves which reach the bank

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Happy Birthday Tennessee Valley Authority - 85 Years of Service to the People of the Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 5/17/2018 9:47:00 PM

On May 18, 2018, the TVA will be celebrating 85 years of service to the people of the Tennessee River Valley. One of the multiple "alphabet" agencies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, the TVA has been a critical partner in shaping the economic and

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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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