Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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KFD recovers body from Tennessee River near Skyranch Airport

10 News

Date: 9/20/2019 10:28:00 PM

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The Knoxville Fire Department recovered a body from the Tennessee River Friday evening. Authorities have not identified the body yet. KFD assistant chief Mark Wilbanks said crews

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Body recovered by KFD from the Tennessee River on Friday

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 9/20/2019 5:58:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – KFD reporting that a body was recovered near River Briar Road in the Tennessee River on Friday. After the recovery, the body was turned over to Knox County Sheriff’s Office

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3M idles part of its Alabama plant after PFAS chemicals found in Tennesee River and ground water

StarTribune

Date: 9/20/2019 4:15:00 PM

3M Co. is idling some manufacturing at an Alabama plant while it works with regulators on compliance issues related to chemical byproducts discharged into the Tennessee River, company officials

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Friends hold vigil for Knoxville man missing in the Tennessee River

10 News

Date: 9/19/2019 8:14:00 PM

When friends learned the man had disappeared into the river, they said they felt heartache and disbelief. So far, no sign of the man has been found

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2019)

NWS

Date: 9/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (September

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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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