Wheeler Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
552.99 FEET
2/16/2019
Full Pool: 556.3
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Diesel oil spills into Tennessee River near Paducah when boat hits dry dock

WPSD Local 6

Date: 2/19/2019 7:42:00 PM

PADUCAH, KY — A spokeswoman with the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah confirms the Guard responded to a diesel oil spill Tuesday in the Tennessee River near Paducah. Lt. Terri Parris says a

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Florence prepares for flooding as rain sets in

WHNT

Date: 2/19/2019 2:38:00 PM

Those paying the most attention are the cities along the Tennessee River, and the City of Florence is already putting their action plan into motion. With just a casual glance, you can see currents

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Georgia again stakes its claim to land at Tennessee border

Chicago Tribune

Date: 2/19/2019 11:49:00 AM

ATLANTA Georgia is re-starting a 201-year dispute with Tennessee and North Carolina over its northern border and the Tennessee River. The Georgia House voted 163-4 last week to pursue negotiations to

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TVA river management creating space to store heavy rain

al.com

Date: 2/19/2019 7:30:00 AM

TVA manages the Tennessee River in north Alabama as well as water systems throughout its seven-state footprint. And when extraordinarily heavy rain is anticipated, TVA does the obvious: It makes room

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Flood watches, warnings in place along Tennessee River as heavy rains expected

al.com

Date: 2/19/2019 4:11:00 AM

The Tennessee River could rise to flood stage later this week as the area braces for up to 8 inches of rain. Major flood stage is forecast in west Tennessee with high river conditions also expected in

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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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