Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Bluff View Art District

U.S. News Travel

Date: 6/19/2018 5:16:00 PM

Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga, this district is barely a neighborhood, it stretches across just 1½ blocks. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character. Lush vines hug buildings, public works of

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Volunteers sought to help clean up Tennessee River after Riverbend Festival

Nooga.com

Date: 6/19/2018 9:10:00 AM

Several organizations are hosting a post-Riverbend Festival river clean up on Saturday. Owners of L2 Outside, Chattanooga Paddleboards, Wild Trails and Chattanooga Cycleboats are seeking 25 or more volunteers to help with the 2-hour cleanup Saturday

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Paddling Adventures in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 6/18/2018 2:21:00 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River and its seventy plus tributaries are widely known for the quality of paddling experiences and for the diversity of the shorelines, from vibrant cityscapes to densely tree canopied

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Paddling Adventures in the Tennessee River Valley

StreetInsider

Date: 6/18/2018 2:06:00 AM

The Tennessee River and its seventy plus tributaries are widely known for the quality of paddling experiences and for the diversity of the shorelines, from vibrant cityscapes to densely tree canopied streambeds. The mighty river begins upstream of

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Lake Sturgeon project continues into 20th year [photos]

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 6/16/2018 9:03:00 PM

Lake sturgeon, the largest fish in the Tennessee River system, had disappeared in the 1970s because of poor water quality, excess commercial fishing and a lack of environmental controls when Tennessee Valley Authority built the river's dam system

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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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