Wheeler Lake


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Full Pool: 556.3
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Class action lawsuit: Decatur manufacturers polluted Tennessee River

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Date: 10/5/2015 5:23:00 PM

The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority and three North Alabama residents have filed a class action lawsuit against 3M Company, Dyneon, and Daikin America. The lawsuit accuses the companies of polluting the Tennessee River with perfluorooctanoic acid

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Decatur companies leaking cancer-causing chemicals into Tennessee River, lawsuit says


Date: 10/5/2015 3:24:00 PM

Customers of a north Alabama water authority may be at risk for cancer and other health complications because of toxic chemicals being leaked into the Tennessee River by manufacturing plants in Decatur, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday

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Carrie Underwood, 'Nashville' Cast Celebrate Opry's Milestone Anniversary

Rolling Stone

Date: 10/5/2015 8:44:00 AM

The work ethic and hard-won showmanship was on full display as frontman Joe Bonsall roused the crowd through a call-and-response-heavy "Elvira" and raised spirits with country-gospel classics like "Just a Little Talk With Jesus" and "Roll Tennessee River

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Chattanooga Fall Adventures offers plenty of activity for your whole family


Date: 10/5/2015 8:07:00 AM

BY BIKE - Hop on a bike from the Chattanooga Bike Share System and view the beautiful fall foliage on the 13-mile paved Riverwalk that runs along the Tennessee River and through the scenic Bluff View Art District. Bring your mountain bike and explore the

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Students from UT and India Partner to Promote Clean Drinking Water


Date: 10/5/2015 7:10:00 AM

Ten students and a faculty member from Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune, India, will visit Knoxville on October 7 to discuss drinking water quality in India with UT students and conduct a demonstration to cleanse samples of the Tennessee River

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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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