Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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Book Review: River main influence on area's history

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/22/2018 10:00:00 PM

Tennessee River and Northwest Alabama, by Carolyn M. Barske and Brian Murphy; Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC; $23.99 paperback Visitors to the majestic, wide Tennessee River Valley may contemplate

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Healthy Space, Healthy Species

WTVC

Date: 9/21/2018 7:20:00 AM

When Tennessee River Gorge Trust Executive Director Rick Huffines leads field trips, he starts each one with the same question: "What makes up a healthy habitat?" Hands shoot up. "Food

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Celebrate and preserve Tennessee's great hunting, fishing heritage | Opinion

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 9/20/2018 1:15:00 PM

Some of my best memories were spent in Tennessee’s great outdoors. As a child, I spent most of my summer running trotlines with my grandfather on the Tennessee River. It sparked an early appreciation

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Florence restaurant offers ‘360’ view, fine dining

WAFF

Date: 9/20/2018 10:49:00 AM

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -The 360 Grille in Florence offers patrons a chance to see three states, the Tennessee River and breathtaking sunsets without leaving the table. The restaurant is one big circle 27

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1,000 Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released Back Into Ancestral Waters

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 9/18/2018 10:13:00 AM

Their release into the Tennessee River further swells the ranks of more than 179,000 Lake Sturgeon that have been reintroduced to the Tennessee River since 2000. This weekend, representatives from 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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