Wilson Dam (Wilson Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Wilson
Other Name: WILSON LAKE
NID ID: AL07702
Longitude: -87.625
Latitude: 34.795
County: LAUDERDALE; COLBERT
River: TENNESSEE RIVER
State: AL
Nearest City: Florence
Distance: 1.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: COE; TVA
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1924
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1942 S; 1956 S; 1962 M 1964 M; 1968 M
Dam Length: 4541 feet
Dam Height: 113 feet
Structural Height: 137 feet
Hydraulic Height: 103 feet
Maximum Discharge: 893000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 674220 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 636543 acre-feet
Surface Area: 15600 acres
Drainage Area: 30750 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2008-05-22
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 1862 feet
Outlet Gates: L
Volume of Dam: 1328800 cubic yards
Number of Locks: 2
Length of Locks: 600 feet
Lock Width: 110 feet
Federal Funding Agency: WILSON LAKE
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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