Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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More than 1,400 pounds of litter removed in Tennessee River cleanup

WAAY-TV

Date: 11/16/2019 6:31:00 PM

Hundreds of pounds of aquatic litter was removed from the waterways leading to the Tennessee River Saturday morning. The 1,420 pounds of litter is part of the Tennessee Riverkeepers capaign to remove

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Tennessee Riverkeeper removes 1400 pounds of litter in Decatur

al.com

Date: 11/16/2019 4:26:00 PM

A cleanup event organized by Alabama-based environmental group Tennessee Riverkeeper removed more than 1,420 pounds of litter from tributaries to the Tennessee River in Decatur Saturday, the group

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Reservoir levels lowered by TVA to counteract higher flood risk during cold months

10 News

Date: 11/16/2019 11:09:00 AM

As we finish the fall season and head into winter, the risk of flooding increases. Tennessee Valley Authority works year-round, 24 hours a day to monitor and control water levels on the Tennessee

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Plans being made for new bridge over Tennessee River in Decatur

WAAY-TV

Date: 11/15/2019 1:33:00 PM

Plans are being made for a new bridge over the Tennessee River in Decatur. State Senator Arthur Orr said a new and wider bridge will need to be built in the next decade. In the meantime, Orr has ideas

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Orr: Time to make plans to replace US 31 bridge

Decatur Daily

Date: 11/14/2019 10:30:00 PM

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, believes it’s time to make plans to replace the southbound Hudson Memorial Bridge span over the Tennessee River into Decatur. Orr brought up the issue Thursday at the

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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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