Wilson Lake


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505.70 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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ADEM says it caught 3M reporting error, no enforcement action

Decatur Daily

Date: 12/9/2017 11:19:00 PM

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management discovered 3M Co. was underreporting its discharge of potentially toxic chemicals into the Tennessee River before 3M notified the regulatory agency of the error, an ADEM spokeswoman said Friday

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Waterfowling great thanks to the big chill


Date: 12/9/2017 11:09:00 PM

The valley of the Tennessee River is one of the prime waterfowling areas in the state, thanks in particular to the habitat provided by Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur. Wheeler is a famed overwintering spot for ducks, and while no hunting is

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With a Tennessee Man in charge, a ridiculous coaching search finally ends ... but will it work?

Yahoo Sports

Date: 12/8/2017 1:37:00 PM

I spoke to the Big Orange Tipoff Club in Knoxville last February. The event was at Calhoun’s, the restaurant on the Tennessee River that tweeted itself into trouble last month with an erroneous report about Jon Gruden and Peyton Manning eating there

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Full transcript: Jeremy Pruitt introduced as new Vols head football coach


Date: 12/7/2017 7:07:00 PM

When you talk about tradition, I grew up in a small town in North Alabama on the Tennessee River, so I grew up knowing all about the University of Tennessee. Running through the T, Smokey, the great teams that Coach Neyland, Coach Dickey, Coach Majors and

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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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