Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
505.15 FEET
1/18/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Officers preparing for water patrol

Times Daily

Date: 1/17/2017 10:35:00 PM

FLORENCE – Whether it’s boating, skiing, fishing or swimming, hundreds of people each year enjoy the Tennessee River and area lakes. Those recreational assets come with a responsibility -- keeping the waterways safe, according to local law enforcement

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Council eyes sewer relocation at former Harriet Tubman public housing site

Times Free Press

Date: 1/17/2017 9:04:00 PM

The project is part of Chattanooga’s environmental mandate to eliminate sewage overflow into the Tennessee River. Chattanooga might put another $1 million or more into the site of the former Harriet Tubman public housing site to get it shovel-ready for

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Darryl Worley Talks Playing Trump's Inauguration & Honoring the Troops: 'It's a Monumental Time In Our Nation'

Yahoo News

Date: 1/17/2017 2:02:00 PM

Savannah, Tenn. is a sleepy little town on the banks of the Tennessee River with a population of just a little over 7,000 people. Still, there seems to be a little bit of energy in the town this week, as Darryl Worley -- their "hometown boy done good

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A look at what might have been for Alabama's Bellefonte Nuclear Plant

The Business Journal

Date: 1/17/2017 12:55:00 PM

Here's a look at both. One of Alabama's biggest energy stories in 2016 was the purchase of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Bellefonte Nuclear Plant- an unfinished nuclear generating station along the Tennessee River near Hollywood. Nuclear Development LLC

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First ever ‘Paddle the Canal’ is coming to Downtown Huntsville!

WHNT-TV

Date: 1/17/2017 10:30:00 AM

The canal was built in 1821 to link downtown Huntsville and the spring to the Tennessee River, but became obsolete with the construction of railroads. “After doing some digging we discovered that the canal was originally supposed to be used as a

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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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