Wheeler Lake


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1,000 Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released Back Into Ancestral Waters


Date: 9/18/2018 10:13:00 AM

Their release into the Tennessee River further swells the ranks of more than 179,000 Lake Sturgeon that have been reintroduced to the Tennessee River since 2000. This weekend, representatives from the

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Head Outdoors for National Public Lands Day in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 9/18/2018 3:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley is filled with some of America's most beautiful public lands. Each year, one day is set aside for visitors to visit pu

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Painting the history of Old Town

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/16/2018 10:10:00 PM

Using water from the Tennessee River, Frances Tate set out on a mission given to her by God — to capture the history and heritage of Old Town through art. “This project is not about me. I’m just the v

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Lawsuit claims 3M dumped dangerous chemicals into Tennessee River


Date: 9/16/2018 1:48:00 PM

A new lawsuit from a Lawrence County woman battling cancer claims 3M knowingly dumped dangerous chemical compounds into the Tennessee River from its Decatur plant. Deanna Arnold filed the lawsuit last

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Lawsuit: 3M knew chemicals were toxic

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/15/2018 10:10:00 PM

3M Co. has known for more than 35 years that chemicals it discharged into the Tennessee River were toxic, and for more than 14 years that treatment plants were not removing the chemicals from drinking

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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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