Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Chattanooga construction crew rescues basset hound from Tennessee River

Dayton Daily News

Date: 2/19/2020 2:55:00 PM

A construction crew in Chattanooga put in some overtime Wednesday morning, rescuing a basset hound from the Tennessee River, WTVC reported. The dog, named Buddy, was trapped in some brush along the

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Body found in Tennessee River in Alabama identified as missing Chattanooga man

Tennessean

Date: 2/19/2020 5:40:00 AM

The body of a missing Chattanooga man was found in the Tennessee River near the Guntersville Dam in Alabama, weeks after he was reported missing

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Body found in river in Alabama identified as missing Tennessee man

al.com

Date: 2/18/2020 11:53:00 PM

A man who was found dead Monday in the Tennessee River in north Alabama is believed to have jumped from a bridge in Tennessee nearly three weeks earlier, the authorities said The man was identified as

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See moment house collapses into Tennessee River along with another

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Date: 2/18/2020 8:19:00 AM

Two houses collapsed into the Tennessee River as landslides hit the Morris Chapel area of Tennessee’s Hardin County over the weekend of Febrary 15 2020. One of the homes was vacant. Homeowners of the

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See moment house collapses into Tennessee River along with another

Sacramento Bee

Date: 2/18/2020 7:46:00 AM

Two houses collapsed into the Tennessee River as landslides hit the Morris Chapel area of Tennessee’s Hardin County over the weekend of Febrary 15 2020. One of the homes was vacant. Homeowners of the

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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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