Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
555.50 FEET
5/23/2017
Full Pool: 556.3
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New study finds $1 million-per-mile economic impact of TVA reservoirs

EurekAlert!

Date: 5/24/2017 2:31:00 PM

First developed to provide flood control, navigation and hydroelectric power, TVA's integrated development plan for the Tennessee River and its tributaries also provides boating, swimming, and fishing enthusiasts their choice of unique destinations across

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NR 17-016: Media invited to Tony Ellis Bridge naming ceremony

United States Army

Date: 5/24/2017 9:24:00 AM

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m., to name the US Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam the “George A. (Tony) Ellis Bridge.” The ceremony will be held at the Grand Rivers

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East Bound and Down: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Pink Bike

Date: 5/24/2017 9:08:00 AM

With three prominent mountains (Signal, Raccoon, and Lookout) flanking the city from the northeast to the southeast, the Appalachian Mountains draped along the western border, and liquid assets that include the venerable Tennessee River flowing through

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Sheriff's office receives boat, personal craft

Times Daily

Date: 5/23/2017 10:29:00 PM

The sheriff said he expects the vessels to become valuable tools for his department. "The entire southern boundary of Lauderdale County is the Tennessee River," Singleton said. He said there also are numerous creeks in the county. "We have all this water

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America's biggest government utility slims down

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2017 9:20:00 PM

After helping to harness the power of the Tennessee River, Appalachia's coal fields and the atom first split in Oak Ridge, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to slow down a bit after 84 years. In TVA's preliminary budget plan for fiscal 2018

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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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