Wilson Lake


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
Full Pool: 507.9
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More than 100 volunteers help search for missing teens and parent in Tennessee River

Action News 5

Date: 2/25/2020 4:44:00 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Early Tuesday morning rescue teams got their boats back in the Tennessee River, continuing the search for two 15-year-old boys and a 43-year-old parent chaperone who were

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Sheffield Utilities assessing break in sewer line on Tennessee River


Date: 2/25/2020 12:23:00 PM

SHEFFIELD — A 38-inch wastewater line that runs along the bluff along the Tennessee River has broken at a joint and is discharging wastewater into the river. Sheffield Gas, Water and Wastewater

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Landslide sweeps homes off of bluff and into Tennessee River amid sparks, crackling

Charlotte Observer

Date: 2/25/2020 10:44:00 AM

Two large homes collapsed into the rain-swollen Tennessee River Saturday, and dramatic video shows the tumble was proceeded in one case by the eerie sound of cracking, snapping and sparks of

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The Dream of Catching a Triple-Digit Fish in the Tennessee River Valley


Date: 2/24/2020 3:00:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Whether it is fishing for sport or just for fun, fishing enthusiasts can find world-class lake fishing within the Tennessee River Valley. The area

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Chattanooga construction crew rescues basset hound from Tennessee River

Dayton Daily News

Date: 2/19/2020 2:55:00 PM

A construction crew in Chattanooga put in some overtime Wednesday morning, rescuing a basset hound from the Tennessee River, WTVC reported. The dog, named Buddy, was trapped in some brush along the

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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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