Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Cheering on the Champions of the Tennessee River Valley- Earth Day 2018

StreetInsider

Date: 4/22/2018 1:43:00 AM

The Tennessee River Valley enjoys an abundance of public lands and waterways. Stretching across seven states, the aquatic biodiversity of the watershed has earned it the nickname "Amazon of the North." The river's water sustains a myriad of purposes, and

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Book Review: Book recalls raid through Alabama

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/21/2018 10:25:00 PM

Thousands of well-prepared Union cavalrymen set off across the flooded Tennessee River in 1865 to tear through the poorly defended Confederate heartland. Russell W. Blount Jr., often requested speaker and author of Civil War history, offers us this utterly

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Hixson High Competes To Win $75,000 For Its Art Department

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 4/21/2018 1:03:00 PM

The Tennessee River can also be seen coursing over both shoes, bringing them together. In the Off the Wall design, students built platforms to create a cavern underneath. The cave is lit by fairy lights, making the cast resin crystals gleam. Mushrooms dot

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TVA sells Alabama site for $5 million

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Date: 4/20/2018 9:50:00 PM

The land near the Tennessee River was once used for munitions production during both World War I and World War II and later for fertilizer research. But the TVA board declared the property surplus in 2012 after TVA ended its federally funded programs in

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Former River Gorge Explorer to serve as water taxi for Facebook

WRCB

Date: 4/20/2018 8:10:00 AM

Three months after the River Gorge Explorer’s last voyage on the Tennessee River, we are learning a company purchased it to transport employees to and from Facebook headquarters in California. The Tennessee Aquarium announced last November that it would

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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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