Wheeler Lake


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Officials: Substance in river a molasses product, not health threat

Decatur Daily

Date: 6/23/2016 10:53:00 PM

Officials said an orange-brown substance spotted in the Tennessee River near Decatur on Thursday appears to be a molasses-based product that doesn't pose a health threat. Dede Hayes of Morgan County EMA said the Alabama Department of Environmental

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Firefighters retrieve car from river

Times Daily

Date: 6/23/2016 10:48:00 PM

WATERLOO — When the call came in early Thursday morning of a car submerged in the Tennessee River, Waterloo Fire Chief Ted Kavich thought the worst. “It’s never a good sign when the car is almost underwater and there is no one around,” said Kavich

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Crews locate body of missing 17-year-old kayaker


Date: 6/23/2016 3:14:00 PM

Around 8 a.m. crews found the body of Alonda Veniszee in the Tennessee River in Somerville. The controversial arrest of a mother accused of whipping her children after they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or not she should

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Grassroots group organizes to address water contamination


Date: 6/23/2016 1:44:00 PM

At least three organizations are coming together now to demand clean drinking water and an end to the pollution in the Tennessee River. This was their organizational meeting. The North Alabama Concerned Citizens, the Concerned Citizens of the West Morgan

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Body of missing kayaker found in Tennessee River


Date: 6/23/2016 9:18:00 AM

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 17-year-old girl who went missing during a kayaking trip on the Tennessee River. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin tells WHNT-TV that search crews found the girl's body Thursday morning

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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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