Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Native American roots run deep in Tennessee Valley

The Redstone Rocket

Date: 11/14/2018 8:07:00 AM

For at least 13,000 years, the Tennessee River has served as a major transportation corridor and resource base for people in this part of North America. The earliest people to ply its waters were the

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Fulmer's referenced pedestrian bridge spanning Tennessee River is long way off

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 11/13/2018 12:48:00 PM

Fulmer's referenced pedestrian bridge spanning Tennessee River is long way off UT Athletic Director Fulmer mentioned the idea of a future pedestrian bridge during a news conference dedicated to renova

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Parents of Mt. Juliet murder victim beg for answers in 2017 killing

WKRN-TV

Date: 11/13/2018 5:44:00 AM

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The family of a Wilson County man murdered and dumped in the Tennessee River in 2017 is begging for the public to help find his killer. Scott Damon, a Mt. Juliet father o

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Tennessee Trail Of Tears Association To Hold Commemorative Walk Nov. 10

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 11/6/2018 7:37:00 AM

The walk is to remember those who crossed the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry during the forced removal of the Cherokees in 1838. "Blythe’s Ferry is named for the original owners, William Blythe and

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Five boats in top three for lightweights at Head of the Hooch

Wisconsin Badgers

Date: 11/4/2018 1:36:00 AM

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. – With entries in three different events on the first day of the Head of the Hooch, the Wisconsin women's lightweight rowing team had a fun time in the program's final outside fall c

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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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