Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
555.80 FEET
8/24/2016
Full Pool: 556.3
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Lady Trojans sweep Lady Tigers after 4-1 trip to Bulldog Bash

State Gazette

Date: 8/23/2016 10:21:00 PM

After returning from tournament play in Middle Tennessee this past weekend, the Lady Trojans got back to their winning ways west of the Tennessee River, taking a three-set sweep from Lexington on Tuesday afternoon. "I was happy with the outcome," Dyersburg

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Tennessee River Run marks 15 years

The Jackson Sun

Date: 8/23/2016 8:01:00 PM

Tennessee River Run marks 15 years The Darryl Worley Foundation's Tennessee River Run charity fundraiser concert will be held Oct. 8. Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2016/08/23/tennessee-river-run-marks-15

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Alabama Recall Their Early Days Bonding Over Baseball, Cheap Guitars and a Scuffy Pair of Sneakers

People

Date: 8/23/2016 7:23:00 PM

In 1980 the band had their first number one hit with the Owen-penned "Tennessee River." Thirty-six years and 31 chart toppers later, the three old friends reunited at their very own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. "It couldn't get any better

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80 years of service earns Norris Dam place on historic register

Knoxville Daily Sun

Date: 8/23/2016 5:55:00 PM

Norris Dam was TVA’s flagship project and the first in a series of dams that harnessed the wild waters of the Tennessee River system to control floods and provide inexpensive electric power. Electric power from Norris Dam and other hydroelectric

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Longstreet goes West, Part One: Machiavellian or Misunderstood?

emergingcivilwar.com

Date: 8/23/2016 5:15:00 AM

Tennessee was all but lost. At the end of August, when the Union Army of the Cumberland crossed the Tennessee River, opening a new drive to capture Chattanooga, a new crisis seemed at hand. The response was to send a corps – James Longstreet’s

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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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