Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council Celebrates World Fish Migration Day 2020

Benzinga.com

Date: 10/23/2020 9:00:00 PM

Annually, World Fish Migration Day raises awareness of migratory fish and threats to their migration on waterways

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Knoxville celebrates launch of Tennessee RiverTowns program

10 News

Date: 10/23/2020 7:51:00 PM

The Tennessee RiverTowns program kicked off Friday. The initiative is working to enhance paddling, hiking and biking experiences along the Tennessee River

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Tramel: Spencer Rattler's overtime vs. Texas should boost OU quarterback's progression

The Oklahoman

Date: 10/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

When last we saw Spencer Rattler, the OU quarterback had four forgettable quarters against Texas. An interception, two fumbles, a benching and a four-punt final quarter that imperiled the game. Then

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Watch Live: Animal rehab group to release rehabilitated beaver at Ijams

10 News

Date: 10/23/2020 3:07:00 PM

The nonprofit rehab group cared for the beaver after floodwaters swept it away from its lodge as a kit and someone heard it crying

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RiverTowns initiative to enhance Tennessee River outdoor opportunities casts off

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 10/23/2020 12:40:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Fifteen communities, including Knoxville, are joining in a new initiative to enhance outdoor experiences along the Tennessee River. RiverTowns aims to increase kayaking

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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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