Wheeler Lake


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Huntsville considering annexing across the Tennessee River into Lacey's Spring

Decatur Daily

Date: 4/26/2015 10:25:00 PM

LACEY’S SPRING — The owner of 650 acres in Morgan County who is asking Huntsville to reach across the Tennessee River to annex his property said the area eventually could become another Hampton Cove. But the Huntsville city councilwoman whose district

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Stream cleanup coming up in Marion

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 4/26/2015 5:04:00 AM

The dam removal project was a joint effort between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Upper Tennessee River Roundtable. Removing the dam in Marion and the low-water bridge in Chilhowie opened up about 15 miles of the Holston River. This unrestricted

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Healing an ongoing process for Limestone communities affected by storm

News Courier

Date: 4/26/2015 12:04:00 AM

On that day, the skies darkened and storm after storm rolled across the Tennessee River, delivering a devastating blow to the Clements and Coxey communities. An EF3 tornado leveled Billy Barb’s and neighboring Lee-Hi Trailer Court. It damaged the roof of

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Power outages affect Madison, airport area

48 News

Date: 4/25/2015 8:22:00 PM

The outage happened around 8 p.m. and stretched from Highway 72 south to the Tennessee River and from the Limestone County line east to Redstone Arsenal. Huntsville Utilities said crews were able to restore power to most customers within about an hour of

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UPDATE: Power restored in Madison and Triana areas


Date: 4/25/2015 8:09:00 PM

Huntsville Utilities also restored power from an outage covering parts of Madison and Triana, from Highway 72 to the Tennessee River and Limestone County to Redstone Arsenal

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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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