Wheeler Lake


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Medal of Honor Heritage Center project bigger than originally projected

Times Free Press

Date: 10/22/2016 9:02:00 PM

Coolidge Park, located on the north shore of the Tennessee River, was established in 1999 in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge. The project initially called for a 6,800-square-foot, two-story building to honor Coolidge and other Medal of

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Volunteers sought for Trash for Treats project on Marion's Riverwalk

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 10/21/2016 1:28:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will conduct a Trash for Treats event at the Marion Riverwalk on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. Volunteers will receive a treat bag for picking up a bag of litter

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First new nuclear power plant in U.S. in 20 years goes online


Date: 10/21/2016 1:18:00 PM

In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic

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Tour sailing museums Nina and Pinta at Volunteer Landing


Date: 10/21/2016 12:50:00 AM

On Thursday, replicas of the Pinta and the Nina, two of the ships commanded by Christopher Columbus when he sailed to America in 1492, sailed up the Tennessee River. The ships docked near Calhoun's on the River in downtown Knoxville and are open to the

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“Sand Mountain Magic:” Why does Sand Mountain have so many tornadoes?


Date: 10/19/2016 3:40:00 PM

Where Sand Mountain tumbles 700 feet into the Tennessee River valley the accelerated wind suddenly slows. Scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) think that interface between fast and slow winds might help explain why tornadoes are more

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 899 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Length: 74 Miles
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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