Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Paducah-McCracken County, Calvert City named in RiverTowns Program

Paducah Sun

Date: 10/22/2020 10:15:00 PM

McCracken County and Calvert City are two of the 15 Tennessee River communities selected for an inaugural cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, according to an announcement Thursday

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Decatur to become a Tennessee RiverTown, with goal of enhancing recreation and tourism

Decatur Daily

Date: 10/22/2020 10:10:00 PM

Decatur will be one of 15 Tennessee River communities in a new program that local leaders hope will bring tourists, jobs and recreational growth to the city in the coming

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Guntersville deemed part of the Tennessee RiverTown Program

Huntsville-Decatur WAFF on MSN.com

Date: 10/22/2020 8:06:41 PM

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Guntersville is one of 15 Tennessee River communities selected for the inaugural Tennessee Rivertown program. Lake Guntersville is known for its beautiful scenery, boating

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South Pittsburg selected to be part of Tennessee RiverLine trail project

Times Free Press

Date: 10/22/2020 7:10:00 AM

The first step in an expansive new regional trail system will include the area communities of South Pittsburg and Bridgeport (Ala.). A total of 15 communities have been accepted as part of the

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Alabama suspects still on the loose in Marion County near state line

Times Free Press

Date: 10/21/2020 2:41:00 PM

Authorities in Marion County, Tennessee, are looking for a man suspected in a Tennessee kidnapping and a teenage girl who has been on the run with him

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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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