Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
552.99 FEET
2/16/2019
Full Pool: 556.3
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Crews across north Alabama prep for flooding

WAFF

Date: 2/18/2019 5:50:00 PM

Meteorologists pointed out what areas could be hit the hardest. “The Tennessee River at Whitesburg is projected to go into major flood stage. The last comparable flood was in 2003 and there was some s

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First responders prepare to answer calls as areas begin to flood along Tennessee River

WHNT

Date: 2/18/2019 5:12:00 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Huntsville and Madison County emergency services held a briefing Monday to prepare for the rain moving into the area. They are worried about flooding along the Tennessee River

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"Funky Drummer" Clyde Stubblefield, keeper of James Brown's beat, never truly got his due

Salon

Date: 2/18/2019 2:38:00 PM

The original sounds came from Clyde’s world: the sounds of train wheels on steel, the thump, thump, thump of the grain elevator on the Tennessee River. Clyde had told me about the elevator. When I tra

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Georgia again stakes its claim to land at Tennessee border

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Date: 2/18/2019 10:18:00 AM

Georgia is re-starting a 201-year dispute with Tennessee and North Carolina over its northern border and the Tennessee River. The Georgia House voted 163-4 last week to pursue negotiations to establis

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Tennessee Riverkeeper cleaning Dry Branch Creek, educating everyone on impacts of littering

WHNT

Date: 2/16/2019 8:41:00 PM

DECATUR, Ala. - Tennessee's Riverkeeper has met twice since January to clean the country's dirtiest river- the Tennessee River. Decatur's Dry Branch Creek meets up with the Tennessee River

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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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