Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
554.77 FEET
1/2/2019
Full Pool: 556.3
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Sunken towing vessel salvaged

The Paducah Sun

Date: 1/22/2019 10:58:00 PM

The towing vessel Tom Bussler, which capsized and sank near the Kentucky Lock and Dam earlier this month, has been salvaged from the Tennessee River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Salvage operati

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I-24 lane closure announced for January 23

WSIL-TV

Date: 1/22/2019 4:28:00 PM

The eastbound lanes of I-24 will be closed to allow a concrete pour for installation of new joints on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker at the Livingston-Marshall County Line. The

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I-24 east closing overnight for Tennessee River bridge repairs

WPSD Local 6

Date: 1/22/2019 2:36:00 PM

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Interstate 24 east will be closed overnight Wednesday as part of the repair project on the Tennessee River bridge at the Livingston County, Marshall County line. The Kentucky Tra

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River rises, could reach flood stage this week

TimesDaily

Date: 1/22/2019 2:22:00 PM

FLORENCE — The Tennessee River at Florence is on a rising trend and heavy rainfall is anticipated tonight and Wednesday, raising concerns for possible flooding at McFarland Park. The park remains open

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Volunteers endure cold to pick up 1,750 pounds of material around creek

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/21/2019 10:15:00 PM

The leader of a cleanup effort that attracted about a dozen people Monday despite the cold hopes to turn it into a monthly undertaking along the Tennessee River to battle microplastic pollution. The g

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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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