Wilson Lake


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507.32 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Summer Safety Week is here!


Date: 5/22/2017 6:36:00 PM

If you prepare now, you can have fun this summer without worry! Living near a major river like the Tennessee River means we need to be prepared in the event of a flood. Consider recent rainfall and expected rainfall before heading out to the river

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Wiedmer: Whether 69.9 miles or 70.3, Ironman a rousing success for Chattanooga [photos]

Times Free Press

Date: 5/22/2017 1:28:00 AM

due to a faster-moving Tennessee River — coming from out of town. But that's the cost of tourism, and we need tourism dollars more than ever to continue the meteoric rise of our downtown. Heck, over time, some of that money might even find its way into

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Daikin settles PFOA suit


Date: 5/21/2017 10:10:00 PM

About $4 million will be used to install a system to filter the fluorosurfactants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) that leached into the Tennessee River from Daikin’s fluoropolymer manufacturing site in Decatur

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COME FLY AWAY: 40th annual Alabama Jubilee

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/21/2017 10:06:00 PM

“One of my favorite places to fly is over the Tennessee River,” White said. “I love seeing all the boats gathered on the water and all of the people waving. It’s really remarkable.” The Memorial Day weekend festival earned Decatur the moniker of

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IRONMAN 70.3 brings athletes, spectators to town


Date: 5/21/2017 6:03:00 PM

Around 22 minutes in, IRONMAN 70.3 competitors start flowing out from the 1.2 mile swim against the Tennessee River current, the first stretch of the triathlon. More competitors flood the swim finish at the IRONMAN 70.3! pic.twitter.com/Vavw9rgUFy

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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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