Wheeler Lake


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Full Pool: 556.3
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FLW choice something of a shocker

Times Daily

Date: 8/27/2015 7:00:00 PM

The most surprising announcement in recent outdoor news came last week when FLW announced that its 2016 year-end tour championship would be held on Wheeler Lake with Huntsville as the host city. The surprise is not that Wheeler will serve as the venue for

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Nearly-extinct turtle babies hatch at Tennessee Aquarium

Times Free Press

Date: 8/27/2015 3:40:00 PM

"They wiped out a lot of the turtles in that part of the world, so the net keeps getting wider and wider," he said. "Today, we can go out on the Tennessee River and see turtles basking in the sun, and not realize that is a very special thing

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Billy Reid Spreads Around the Southern Charm With a Shindig—and Some Cute New T-Shirts


Date: 8/27/2015 8:27:00 AM

The four-day-long affair, now in its seventh year, includes everything from an employee baseball game to a concert by Karen Elson, and promises to turn the laid-back Tennessee River town into a fashion hub—if only for a long weekend. “Obviously

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TVA president speaks at Meridian Rotary

Meridian Star

Date: 8/27/2015 2:08:00 AM

"We take care of the Tennessee River and all of its tributaries, for recreation, drinking water and economic development," Johnson said. "The reason we try to have low rates, and a good environment, is so we can attract jobs and investments to come to the

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Silt affecting winter port business

Times Daily

Date: 8/26/2015 10:21:00 PM

The Tennessee River port has long been the Shoals’ primary industrial access point to inland waterways, and business has been good. Port director Hal Greer said the board of directors has acquired more land for storage

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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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