Wilson Lake


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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The Samuel Williams Landholdings Stretched For Over 40 Miles Up And Down The Tennessee River (16th In A Series)


Date: 3/20/2019 7:02:00 PM

Samuel Williams, the "Father of Chattanooga," once had property holdings "up and down the Tennessee River for more than 40 miles," his friend, attorney and business partner James A. Whiteside noted

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Bassmaster Classic winner takes $300G prize in 'Super Bowl' of bass fishing

Fox News

Date: 3/20/2019 3:38:00 PM

A Knoxville, Tenn., native won the 2019 Geico Bassmaster Classic – referred to as the “Super Bowl of bass fishing” – after three days of fishing in the Tennessee River. Ott DeFoe clinched victory over

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Chickamauga Lock, Tennessee River reopens in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 3/20/2019 8:48:00 AM

Chickamauga Lock, which had been shut down for most of the five weeks, reopened to barge traffic Tuesday after managers of the Tennessee River reduced the flow going through the Chickamauga Lock. "We

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Going behind the scenes at TVA’s River Forecast Center Learning about the team managing a 49-dam, integrated river system


Date: 3/19/2019 5:08:00 PM

James Everett manages the Tennessee River Valley inside TVA’s River Forecast Center in Knoxville. It’s staffed around the clock, 365 days a year, monitoring weather conditions and forecasts and

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0 River Breeze Sugar Tree, Tn 38380


Date: 3/19/2019 11:05:00 AM

One of the most fabulous panoramic views you will ever find on the Tennessee River. Lot #2 is located in the River Breeze Estates, a private gated community in Sugar Tree, TN. This development offers

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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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