Wheeler Lake


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'It still seems surreal'

Times Daily

Date: 4/17/2015 7:49:00 PM

Art Walker sat at a picnic table in Colbert Ferry Park and stared at the Tennessee River as if he could see into it. A body was in the wide expanse of water before him, yet time and again, the Cherokee fire marshal’s hopes – like those of all the other

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More rain for the weekend and a threat for severe weather Sunday


Date: 4/17/2015 7:26:00 PM

The first system will exit eastern Texas early Saturday morning and move northeast toward the Tennessee River Valley. This will bring a surge of warm moist air to the region late Saturday afternoon triggering rain and thunderstorms over much of the area as

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Rachel Held Evans Returns to Church

Christianity Today

Date: 4/17/2015 12:51:00 AM

Ward baptized a local guitar player in the Tennessee River. Members volunteered at Dayton’s free health clinic. Evans and her husband, Dan, helped to pay the lawyer’s fee to register the Mission as a nonprofit, a decision that “felt as momentous as a

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Lawmakers: Remember you have constituents back home

Times Daily

Date: 4/17/2015 12:32:00 AM

THE ISSUE: North Alabama lawmakers did not just vote for a deeply unpopular bill that would allow commercial net fishing on the Tennessee River, they sponsored it. Before pushing laws that affect their districts, they need to get input from constituents

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Huntsville may jump Tennessee River into Morgan County


Date: 4/16/2015 12:38:00 PM

Huntsville leaders are considering a request to extend the city limits across the Tennessee River for the first time. Dr. John Wisda has petitioned Huntsville to annex 618 acres of riverside property that he owns in rural Morgan County, directly across

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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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