Wilson Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
504.73 FEET
3/7/2018
Full Pool: 507.9
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WaterWays Receives 2020 Outreach And Education Award From The Tennessee River Basin Network

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 9/27/2020 6:27:00 PM

A Chattanooga-based nonprofit received the 2020 Outreach and Education Award from the Tennessee River Basin Network (TRBN) at its annual meeting on Saturday. WaterWays, represented by Executive

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Chattanooga's Dixie Mercerizing added to National Register of Historic Places

Times Free Press

Date: 9/27/2020 10:35:00 AM

Longtime Chattanooga industrial resident Dixie Mercerizing Co.'s buildings and property on South Watkins Street, once forlorn and vacant, now have an official place in history as the site takes on a

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Drizzle & Fog Tonight, Early Sunday; Peeks Of Sun Sunday Afternoon

WGAL

Date: 9/26/2020 7:24:00 PM

WGAL News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston says winds from the southeast will keep the clouds fairly thick through the night and early Sunday with patchy drizzle, dense fog

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Tennessee River Litter Tournament set for Saturday morning in the Shoals

WHNT

Date: 9/25/2020 8:30:00 PM

Saturday morning in the Shoals, folks will have the chance to pick up some trash to make some cash. The public is invited to come out to either McFarland Park in Florence or Riverfront Park in

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Madison County, Guntersville looking forward to non-region challenge

al.com

Date: 9/24/2020 5:18:00 PM

If the Madison County football coach is competing, he wants an opportunity to face the best. Sharp applies that principle in his paying gig, as well. During his tenure as a high school football coach

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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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