Wilson Lake


Lake Level
505.51 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Photo of the Day: Tennessee River (1918)


Date: 1/18/2018 10:35:00 PM

Each Friday, we’ll feature a photo from Picnooga highlighting Chattanooga history. This week’s photo depicts an icy Tennessee River in January 1918. Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo of the Day? Submit it to [email protected

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Water management is health management

EJ Insight

Date: 1/18/2018 5:38:00 PM

In 1933, through the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, the United States established an agency whose purpose was to build hydroelectric dams on the Tennessee River. That effort benefited industry, agriculture, flood control, and conservation throughout the

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Trump's Lies Are White Nationalist Gospel


Date: 1/18/2018 12:17:00 AM

By this he meant that Americans were now free to wipe out the evildoers south of the Tennessee River — first the hostile “Redstick” Creeks and then any Indigenous communities or runaway slaves in their way — much as the Israelites had once waged

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Blue Ridge Parkway in Jackson County grows with private land donation

Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media

Date: 1/17/2018 11:17:00 PM

MORE: Conserved land along Blue Ridge Parkway to protect water quality, hiking The property conserves a portion of land at the headwaters of Woodfin Creek, upstream of Woodfin Falls in the Little Tennessee River basin. The land, which can be seen from the

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You can water ski in January at the Eskimo Escapades


Date: 1/17/2018 2:56:00 PM

The event raises money for The Dream Connection, Patricia Neal IRC and Adventure Amputee Camp by letting participants hop into the frigid waters of the Tennessee River for skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. President Matthew Porterfield says if you get too

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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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