Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Elliott: Daisy the center of tile, ceramic manufacturing in Hamilton County

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 7/14/2018 9:29:00 PM

From there, a turnpike ran from the Tennessee River Valley on the east side of Walden's Ridge across to Dunlap in the Sequatchie Valley. Poe's was a way station along a route of the Trail of Tears lat

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Catfish Hotel celebrates 80 years

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/13/2018 6:58:00 PM

Customers eat at tables overlooking the Tennessee River at the Catfish Hotel. (Photo: Submitted) Hagy’s Catfish Hotel was founded by Norvin Hagy in 1938, and last week, the Hagy family commemorated 80

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Civil War and the Tennessee River Valley

Virtual-Strategy

Date: 7/13/2018 3:36:00 AM

– – – The Tennessee and Cumberland rivers snake their way through the state of Tennessee where they welcome millions of visitors each year who descend on the cool waters for outdoor recreation fun. Wh

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Denver enterprises acquire Alabama railway company

The Business Journals

Date: 7/12/2018 9:50:00 AM

Affiliates of OmniTRAX Inc. and The Broe Group, both of Denver, acquired the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway LLC (ATN), as well as the Fulton County Railway LLC (FCR) from rail transportation and re

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Denver enterprise acquires Alabama railway company

The Business Journals

Date: 7/12/2018 5:16:00 AM

Affiliates of OmniTRAX Inc. and The Broe Group acquired the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway LLC (ATN), as well as the Fulton County Railway LLC (FCR) from rail transportation and real estate company

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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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