Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Crews pull car out of Tennessee River, police investigating

WAFF

Date: 5/19/2019 6:20:00 AM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Crews in Morgan County worked to pull a car out of the Tennessee River on Saturday. The car was found near the Hospitality Park on Highway 31 North early Saturday morning

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Car pulled from Tennessee River by Morgan County Rescue Squad

WAAY-TV

Date: 5/18/2019 4:46:00 PM

Decatur Police are investigating after a vehicle was found in the Tennessee River early Saturday morning. The Morgan County Rescue Squad (MCRS) said the car was found in the water near Hospitality

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Morgan County Rescue Squad removes vehicle from Tennessee River

WHNT

Date: 5/18/2019 2:40:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Rescue Squad removed a vehicle from the Tennessee River near the Hospitality Park on Hwy-31 North Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post, Decatur

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Marine Transportation and Research Board of the National Academies tours Kentucky Lock

DVIDSHub

Date: 5/16/2019 8:41:00 PM

Col. Cullen Jones welcomed The Marine Board members from the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering for a tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at

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Early 2019 flooding leaves lasting effects in West TN

WBBJ-TV

Date: 5/16/2019 7:30:00 PM

This February was one of the wettest on record for areas near the Tennessee River, where water rose more than 10 feet. Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis says the flooding has had lasting effects. “It’s

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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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