Wheeler Lake


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Father, son to compete in triathlon World Championships

The Republic

Date: 7/28/2017 12:49:00 AM

At the World half-Ironman, athletes will swim up (instead of down) the Tennessee River for about a half-mile of the 1.2-mile swim. They’ll bike 56 miles through the hills of Georgia and Tennessee and run 13.1 miles in more hills. Max’s best time in the

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Study reveals previously unknown PFC compounds in Wheeler Lake


Date: 7/27/2017 6:26:00 PM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A new scientific report on pollution in the Tennessee River at Decatur reveals just how saturated the Wheeler Basin is with certain PFC compounds. Those compounds, including PFOS, were used in the manufacture of various products

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Why the 'swimming professor' is going the length of the Tennessee River

USA Today

Date: 7/27/2017 5:47:00 PM

German professor Andreas Fath begins attempt to swim the Tennessee River at Ijams Landing, July 27, 2017. Brianna Paciorka and Steve Ahillen/News Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Marty, is that the way?” said Andreas Fath pointing downriver just before

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Husband flees into Tennessee River to avoid men who allegedly murdered his wife at Renaissance Park

Times Free Press

Date: 7/27/2017 5:30:00 PM

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a deadly shooting at Renaissance Park earlier this month. Tyree Corley faces charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery after police say he shot and killed 45-year-old

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German professor begins 652-mile swim down Tennessee River

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 7/27/2017 5:27:00 PM

German professor begins 652-mile swim down Tennessee River Andreas Fath hopes to draw attention to pollution problems with marathon swim on Tennessee River Check out this story on knoxnews.com: http://knoxne

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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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