Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
506.89 FEET
4/25/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Warning: Flooding possible this week

Times Daily

Date: 4/24/2017 10:58:00 PM

A flood warning is in effect for the Tennessee River at Florence, as the river is expected to rise above flood stage beginning Wednesday morning. The river is expected to crest at 20.3 feet by Friday morning, according to a warning issued by the National

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Little Tennessee River Valley topic of next library presentation

Daily Times

Date: 4/24/2017 9:04:00 PM

“The Little Tennessee River Valley: Treasure over Time” will be the next presentation in the Southern Appalachian Studies series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Blount County Public Library. Mark Davidson, adjunct professor at Pellissippi State

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River levels expected to rise this week

WHNT-TV

Date: 4/24/2017 8:38:00 PM

Now the rain water is soaking into the ground and making its way back into streams and rivers. This has already caused flooding along the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Valley Authority reported that the Kentucky Dam turbines were at capacity while excess

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The Tennessee River overflows its banks after floods force TVA to open spillways [video]

Times Free Press

Date: 4/24/2017 6:42:00 PM

Parts of the Tennessee River overflowed its banks on Monday after TVA engineers opened spillways on the Chickamauga dam. Ellis Smith and Lesley Dale, members of the Times Free Press digital team, visited the dam to watch the swirling water rush downstream

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Hardin Co. residents prepare for rise of Tennessee River

wbbjtv.com

Date: 4/24/2017 4:49:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — “We got up around 5:30 and started working on the garage, getting it cleaned out, stuff moved upstairs, so it would be above the water level,” Bonnie Seawright said. Seawright says she’s lived in Hardin County along 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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