Wilson Lake


Lake Level
507.20 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Oxford will always be home to Lovelady

Oxford Eagle

Date: 8/28/2016 4:42:00 AM

Lovelady is also heavily involved in producing some incredible outdoor concert events, including Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run, as well as BamaJam, which used to be held in Enterprise, Alabama. He decided to build a new festival in Panama City

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Down home fun: Guide to September fairs and festivals

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/27/2016 11:11:00 PM

To commemorate the Battle for Decatur, a four-day Civil War skirmish fought on the banks of the Tennessee River, re-enactors will participate in mock battles, set up displays and erect a camp with authentic equipment, dress and drills. The ladies

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TVA's building plans shouldn't focus on Rockpile area

Times Daily

Date: 8/27/2016 10:49:00 PM

One of the options TVA is floating is to build a new facility on the north side of Reservation Road, which is where the oldest stand of tress is located, as well as an extensive network of walking trails and Tennessee River access. This option has caught

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Amendment would stabilize park budgets

Times Daily

Date: 8/27/2016 7:00:00 PM

Joe Wheeler has a lodge, camping, an 18-hole golf course, a marina on the Tennessee River and riverside cabins. Darden said passage of Amendment 2 would giver state parks a strong financial position from which to operate. "In the past three years

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River Run returns in October

Daily Corinthian

Date: 8/26/2016 2:58:00 PM

American country music artist Darryl Worley unveiled his plans for the future. The 52-year-old also reminisced about the humble beginnings of his popular Tennessee River Run. “When I decided to start this whole thing, I didn't have a clue what I was

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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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