Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
554.34 FEET
1/19/2020
Full Pool: 556.3
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Tennessee River bridge to be repaired today

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/23/2020 5:52:00 AM

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that crews will repair the deck of the Tennessee River bridge on Interstate 65 northbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Motorists should

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Volunteers spend MLK Day picking up litter

The News Courier

Date: 1/23/2020 3:29:00 AM

Whiteside cited a statistic that the Tennessee River is polluted by as many as 16,000 to 18,000 microplastic particles per cubic meter. “This pollution occurs when larger plastics breakdown over time

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Trailing along the Tennessee River could be made easy, UT students hope

Knoxville WVLT-TV on MSN.com

Date: 1/22/2020 5:13:57 PM

What if you could bike, hike or paddle all 652 miles of the Tennessee River? Some say it would be great for the economy and environment

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Tennessee RiverLine Summit happening this week

WATE 6 On Your Side

Date: 1/22/2020 11:58:00 AM

The summit is a chance to advance a project aimed to develop recreational, environmental and economic opportunities along the Tennessee River. “The Tennessee riverline is a vision for a continuous

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Warning to anglers: Invasive carp moving up Tennessee River

al.com

Date: 1/21/2020 11:56:00 PM

We encourage anyone reporting to include photos, location information, and if possible keep a fish frozen to share with TWRA.” It is likely that these fish traveled up the Tennessee River through

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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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