Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
552.20 FEET
11/6/2016
Full Pool: 556.3
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Resident suggests guardrails on scenic road near Waterloo

Times Daily

Date: 1/15/2017 10:30:00 PM

WATERLOO -- Norma Matthews is concerned that a lack of guardrails on a segment of Lauderdale 14 could allow vehicles to end up in the Tennessee River. On one side of the scenic drive just east of the rural Lauderdale County town is a rock wall, but on the

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Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Gainesville Times

Date: 1/15/2017 2:40:00 PM

Tallapoosa and Tennessee River Basins.” Much of southeast Hall County is in the Oconee River Basin, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean. The ACF flows to the Gulf of Mexico. In his order, Lancaster doesn’t elaborate on his point about the interbasin

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Preserving the past: National Park Service gains more Civil War sites

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Date: 1/15/2017 7:33:00 AM

In early 1862, Gen. Ulysses Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee, so he controlled the Tennessee River from Kentucky to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilkerson said the general’s next target was the railroad crossing at Corinth that

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Mound museum opens this week

Times Daily

Date: 1/14/2017 11:06:00 PM

FLORENCE -- The new museum in the shadow of the Native American mound near the Tennessee River will open its doors to the public Wednesday. "It's a small but beautiful museum," said Libby Jordan, manager of the city museum system. "It's going to be a

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Pipeline reopens near Chattanooga after gasoline leak

wjhl.com

Date: 1/14/2017 6:33:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Jason McDonald says the gas never reached the creek, which runs into the nearby Tennessee River. Smith says there is no danger to the public and Colonial is paying the bill for the cleanup. Colonial Pipeline

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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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