Wheeler Lake


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River levels should peak today

Times Daily

Date: 4/26/2017 11:37:00 PM

The Tennessee River at Florence rose above flood stage Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to crest at about a half a foot or more above flood stage by this afternoon, officials said. The National Weather Service office in Huntsville stated in its latest

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TVA urges boaters to stay off of the Tennessee River


Date: 4/26/2017 3:32:00 PM

The Tennessee Valley Authority is urging boaters to stay off the Tennessee River because spillways at the dams are flowing at high rates. Wilson Dam in Florence has more than 750,000 gallons of water per second flowing through the spillways causing the

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I-65 wreck leaves 1 northbound lane open; injuries reported

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/26/2017 2:49:00 PM

The wreck occurred just north of the Tennessee River on I-65, and troopers received a call at 3:14 p.m., troopers said. Injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unavailable at this time, troopers said. Morgan County 911 Director Ryan Welty

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Flooding potential won't stop festival

Times Daily

Date: 4/25/2017 11:11:00 PM

FLORENCE -- The Tennessee River is expected to crest about 1 foot above flood level at Florence this week, but should not interfere with Saturday's Smoke on the Water Festival. That news had event coordinator Jeff McDaniel breathing a sigh of relief

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Reel 'em In: Outdoor fish fry celebrations

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/25/2017 10:12:00 PM

To host a fish fry at home, try these recipes. For the freshest fish possible, head to the bass-, crappie- and catfish- populated Tennessee River, Elk River, Wheeler Lake and Guntersville Dam with a rod and reel. For non-anglers, stop by the local fish

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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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