Wheeler Lake


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Full Pool: 556.3
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Weather Hazards Outlook, July 4 – 15, 2015


Date: 7/1/2015 3:16:00 PM

Heavy rain for parts of eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the Tennessee River Valley, Sat, Jul 4. Heavy rain extending from parts of the Southwest northeastward to Kansas, Mon-Tue, Jul 6-7. Enhanced wildfire risk for parts of mainland Alaska, Sat-Wed

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Chickamauga Lock work restarting this year


Date: 7/1/2015 12:38:00 PM

In 2013, Congress passed a law diverting money from the trust fund to replace the Olmsted Lock in Kentucky. The bill pushed up the timeline for repairs at the Tennessee River lock near Hixson

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Power finesse fishing for summer bass


Date: 7/1/2015 11:30:00 AM

But there's another tactic used in the somewhat murky lakes of the Tennessee River system that's equally effective, especially when the bite slows down in mid-summer's heat. Captain Jimmy Mason calls it "power finesse" fishing; basically, it's employing

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Phil Campbell boasts train mural

Franklin County Times

Date: 7/1/2015 8:57:00 AM

In the late 1880s, Phillip “Phil” Campbell was a railroad construction supervisor for the Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennessee River Railroad. Mel Allen, a Franklin County merchant, wanted to establish a town around his store. Allen promised if Campbell

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North State Live Music and Open Mics: July 1 – July 7


Date: 7/1/2015 1:00:00 AM

(530) 246-2190. Cold Sweat appears at Win-River Casino at 9:30 p.m. 21 and over. Tennessee River plays the Mosquito Serenade at the Anderson River Park. The opening act begins at 5:30 p.m.; headliner starts at 7 p.m. All ages. Hal Johnson at the

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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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