Wheeler Lake


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Full Pool: 556.3
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Third Annual 'Bridges to Bluffs': Swimmers take on USMS Marathon Open Water Swim

10 News

Date: 9/22/2019 11:00:00 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Marathon swimmers from all over the world came to the Tennessee River on Sunday to take on the U.S. Masters Distance Open Water Nationals, as part of Knoxville's third annual

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Obit: Larry Marler

Times Free Press

Date: 9/22/2019 9:25:00 PM

passed away on Sept. 21, 2019, just short of his 77th birthday. He was born in north Chattanooga and raised on the banks of the Tennessee River. His playground and front yard growing up would later

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Swimmers take on the Tennessee River for a good cause

10 News

Date: 9/22/2019 4:00:00 PM

Proceeds from the marathon will go toward the West High School Navy JROTC and the Knoxville Open Water Swimmers to help buy supplies for river clean up

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Volunteers participate in Tennessee River Litter Tournament


Date: 9/21/2019 10:19:00 PM

Fair weather and slightly cooler temperatures greeted volunteers who showed up Saturday in Florence and Sheffield to help clean up trash and debris from the Tennessee River and its shoreline. Keep the

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KPD identifies Tuesday night drowning victim after witnesses say man jumped from rail bridge into Tennessee River

10 News

Date: 9/21/2019 3:19:00 PM

Knoxville Police Department investigators have identified the body recovered from the Tennessee River by Knoxville Fire Department personnel on Friday night

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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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