Wilson Lake


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507.09 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Times Daily

Date: 7/24/2017 11:35:00 PM

A new studio was opened about a mile away on the Tennessee River. “Our mission is two-fold,” said Judy Hood, chairwoman of the nonprofit Muscle Shoals Music Foundation, which owns the studio. “On one hand, we feel a strong obligation to educate

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Jet ski enthusiasts ride length of Tennessee River to benefit local children


Date: 7/24/2017 5:22:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — A group of jet ski enthusiasts took off from Paris Landing State Park Sunday for the 21st annual Tennessee River 600. “Oh, the first day that we take off, it’s an incredible adrenaline rush,” participant Louann Weidner said

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Tropical funnel spotted in the Tennessee Valley Monday afternoon


Date: 7/24/2017 2:12:00 PM

Scattered storms spread over Northern Alabama again Monday afternoon and one over Wilson Lake produced an interesting feature. This is a tropical funnel, which forms in warm, moist environments with very little wind shear. Tropical funnels do not pose the

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Traffic restriction on I-24 Tennessee Bridge

The Paducah Sun

Date: 7/23/2017 11:36:00 PM

Due to a traffic hazard, eastbound traffic on the Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge is being restricted to the left-hand lane until further notice at the Marshall-Livingston county line, east of the U.S. 62 Exit 27 Calvert City Interchange. According to

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Local History Column: Chattanooga Power Couple

Times Free Press

Date: 7/22/2017 10:05:00 PM

In 1901, Newell organized and served as director of the Chattanooga Steamboat Co., which operated boats on the Tennessee River floating to and from St. Louis. He also served as a director of the Hamilton National Bank and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St

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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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