Wheeler Lake


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551.56 FEET
Full Pool: 556.3
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Chattanooga History Column: The North Shore's hidden past

Times Free Press

Date: 2/18/2017 9:27:00 PM

They settled into a haphazard encampment along the north shore of the Tennessee River that became known as Camp Contraband. (As property, the African-Americans were considered contraband under the Confiscation Act — thus the name contraband camps

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Idled plant has new owner

Times Daily

Date: 2/17/2017 11:18:00 PM

FLORENCE — The empty Hillshire Farms processing plant has been sold to a new company. The plant, on South Seminary Street near the Tennessee River, employed 1,100 people before shutting down in 2014. The primary product was refrigerated sausage and biscuits

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North Alabama could become bike destination

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/17/2017 2:30:00 PM

“It may be a 25-year plan, but I think we can take this thing and follow the Tennessee River all the way across the top of the state, which I think would be the coolest thing in the world,” said Joe Campbell, a member of the Calhoun Community College

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Alabama makes an offer not to be refused


Date: 2/17/2017 12:23:00 PM

NOTE: Featured Image is Alabama crayfish Cambarus speleocoopi: This species is distributed in the Tennessee River drainage. It is found in small streams within caves in this region. For complete information on ADCNR’sposter offer, click here

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The Tennessean Hotel prepares to open under Benchmark's Gemstone Collection

Hotel Management

Date: 2/17/2017 10:08:00 AM

Guests of The Tennessean Hotel will have access to nearby attractions at the city’s arts, theater and culinary scene, shop in the boutiques of Market Square, cruises on the Tennessee River, visits to the Knoxville Zoo and multiple historic sites in the area

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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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