Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
555.79 FEET
8/2/2018
Full Pool: 556.3
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Decatur's history linked to famous steamboat captains

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/14/2018 10:15:00 PM

Some of the most famous steamboat captains to navigate the Tennessee River made journeys to and from Decatur. Others settled in the River City, and at least one is connected to what is arguably the ci

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John Shearer: Seeing New Green Space And Building At Baylor

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 8/13/2018 7:02:00 AM

In recent years, I have occasionally enjoyed taking a jog at my alma mater of Baylor School during school vacation times or weekends to reminisce a little and enjoy again the pretty campus I love by t

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Civil-rights murder case of Elbert Williams reopened in Tennessee

Chicago Sun-Times

Date: 8/10/2018 3:35:26 PM

JACKSON, Tenn — More than 78 years after a black voter-registration activist’s body was found in a West Tennessee river, a white district attorney has reopened an investigation into his death. The bod

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Civil-rights murder case of Elbert Williams reopened in Tennessee

Chicago Sun-Times

Date: 8/10/2018 3:35:00 PM

JACKSON, Tenn — More than 78 years after a black voter-registration activist’s body was found in a West Tennessee river, a white district attorney has reopened an investigation into his death. The bod

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Water authority debates cost of clean water

Decatur Daily

Date: 8/9/2018 10:10:00 PM

The authority’s drinking water, drawn from the Tennessee River 16 miles downstream of Decatur industries, was above that level at the time. The EPA and state health officials recommended that pregnant

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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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