Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
507.60 FEET
7/25/2016
Full Pool: 507.9
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WHAT Fest set for July 29-30

Casper Star-Tribune

Date: 7/24/2016 6:56:00 PM

This year, though, organizers say the southern Wyoming event will also host touring bands such as The Black Lillies, from Tennessee; River Whyless, of North Carolina; and Lonesome Heroes, from Texas. “WHAT Fest has always been a grassroots music festival

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Could you live on a 'shantyboat'? Artist calls this tiny homemade floating shack home as he journeys around the Tennessee River

Daily Mail

Date: 7/24/2016 4:04:00 PM

The boat, which is made entirely from cast-off materials found at the dump or reclaimed from other places, is being captained by Californian artist Wes Modes - who is travelling the river to hear and then share stories of people who live along the water's

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W.C. Handy Festival: History with a beat

Times Daily

Date: 7/23/2016 10:54:00 PM

He first heard a rudimentary form of the blues along the Tennessee River, where workers sang “field hollers” while they toiled through the day. The music of the church also had a strong influence on him. His first published song was “Memphis Blues

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TDOT abandons consideration of Soddy-Daisy toll bridge

Associated Press

Date: 7/23/2016 3:13:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation has denied proposals to build a new toll bridge across the Tennessee River northeast of Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2alUymT) that TDOT determined

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Body of singer Craig Morgan's son found in Tennessee River

101Noticias.com

Date: 7/22/2016 7:58:00 PM

The 19-year-old son of country music singer Craig Morgan is missing after a boating accident on the Tennessee River. FLOTUS Trapped In George W. Bush's Awkward Dance at Dallas Police Memorial They do not constitute a "war on cops", no matter what former

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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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