Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Tennessee Riverkeeper needs your help cleaning up Dry Branch Creek on Monday

WHNT

Date: 1/19/2019 8:44:00 PM

DECATUR, Ala. - On Monday, January 21, Tennessee Riverkeeper staff and volunteers will conduct a litter cleanup along the banks of Dry Branch Creek near the Tennessee River in Decatur, Alabama

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Lane closures planned Tuesday on US 31 at Tennessee River

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/18/2019 1:47:00 PM

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists to expect delays because of lane closures Tuesday on U.S 31 at the Hudson Memorial Bridges over the Tennessee River in Decatur. If weather pe

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Dry Branch Creek cleanup planned Monday

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/17/2019 10:15:00 PM

Tennessee Riverkeeper is launching a new anti-microplastics campaign in an effort to remove the microscopic pieces of plastic and other litter from creeks and waterways in the Tennessee River Valley a

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CGLA Students Visit Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute For Hands-on Lesson About The Importance Of Clean Water

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 1/16/2019 11:44:00 AM

Whether it is flowing in the Tennessee River, soaking into the soil or pouring from the tap, clean water is a vital natural resource. On Tuesday, 10 students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

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Crying Elizabeth Thomas Details ‘Disgusting’ Sex Assault By Tad Cummins At Sentencing

Radar Online

Date: 1/16/2019 11:13:00 AM

In her impact statement, obtained by RadarOnline.com via Burton Staggs of the Tennessee River Valley News, Thomas said what Tad Cummins did to her in 2017 was “unspeakable.” “When I started

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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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