Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
505.02 FEET
12/16/2017
Full Pool: 507.9
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Tragic 1907 Blast At Chattanooga Creek Bridge Helped Doom Stevenson Rail Line

Chattanoogan

Date: 12/15/2017 4:33:00 PM

Just a few months later, Southern stopped work on the line that was to have been an entirely new route to Stevenson going along today's Highway 41 by the Tennessee River, crossing the river not far from Haletown, then going by South Pittsburg and on to

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A Sheriff, a Mystery Check and a Blogger Who Cried Foul

New York Times

Date: 12/14/2017 8:55:00 PM

Raised in this working-class city a short distance across the Tennessee River from Huntsville and the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, she ran a bridal shop, posed as a nightclub “calendar girl” in miniskirt and fishnets, trained German shepherds and ran a

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Are You Living in One of These 15 Most Dangerous Cities in America?

The Cheat Sheet

Date: 12/13/2017 3:59:00 PM

The city of Chattanooga could be considered the gateway to the Appalachians. Set along the Tennessee River, Chattanooga has seen sizable growth over the last decade at 9%. Typically with rapid growth comes increased crime rates, and Chattanooga is no

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Howell Heflin, Doug Jones and Jeff Sessions: An Alabama Senate seat’s ironic history

Washington Post

Date: 12/13/2017 8:18:00 AM

One of his clients was Helen Keller, who grew up in the same small town that he did — Tuscumbia, not far from the Tennessee River. “I just try to be the country judge,” he told an interviewer back in 1987. “I don’t try to reach an early opinion

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Howell Heflin, Doug Jones and Jeff Sessions: An Alabama Senate seat’s ironic history

Washington Post

Date: 12/13/2017 8:18:00 AM

One of his clients was Helen Keller, who grew up in the same small town that he did — Tuscumbia, not far from the Tennessee River. “I just try to be the country judge,” he told an interviewer back in 1987. “I don’t try to reach an early opinion

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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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