Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


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553.35 FEET
10/17/2017
Full Pool: 556.3
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Tennessee Officials Investigating Dead Fish in Creek

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 2/23/2018 12:37:00 AM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are investigating what caused tens of thousands of dead and dying fish in a small creek near the Tennessee River. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Chattanooga officials and Tennessee Valley Authority

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Tens of thousands of dead fish found in Chattanooga creek [photos]

Timesfreepress.com

Date: 2/22/2018 10:38:00 PM

At least tens of thousands of dead and dying fish were found in a small creek off Dupont Parkway near the Tennessee River Wednesday, launching an investigation Thursday morning. The cause of the incident is up for debate. The investigating agencies

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Colbert has a vast and interesting history

TimesDaily

Date: 2/22/2018 10:35:00 PM

"The Creek Indian Wars is what opened Alabama," Shoals historian Joel Mize said. Before that time, "the Indians would not allow white people south of the Tennessee River. An 1804 treated opened up the area, but there wasn't significant settlement of the

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Huntsville votes to annex into Morgan

Decatur Daily

Date: 2/22/2018 9:15:00 PM

HUNTSVILLE — The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday night to annex 659 acres in unincorporated Morgan County across the Tennessee River from Ditto Landing, although several Lacey’s Spring residents and landowners spoke against the move

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Thousands of dead fish found near creek off Memphis Drive in Chattanooga Thursday

WTVC

Date: 2/22/2018 8:43:00 PM

The creek flows south into the nearby Tennessee River. Reporter Hannah Lawrence was on the scene of where the dead fish are on Thursday, and says that she saw some of the fish still flopping around. Richard Simms, who regularly contributes to our

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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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