Changes in the operation of Wilson Dam
were begun in 2006 to improve water flows and water quality during warmer months, which was when the die-offs had previously been noted.
Winding a 53-mile-long course from Pickwick Landing Dam in Tennessee to Wilson Dam
in Alabama, Pickwick boasts nearly 490 miles of shoreline and more than 43,000 acres of water surface.
At Wilson Dam
, straddling the Tennessee River east of Florence and north of the city of Muscle Shoals, we visited one of the locks that moves commercial barges in stair-step fashion up and down the 658-mile river.
An exploration of TVA's wetlands and Florence's popular Wilson Dam
gave participants insight on how TVA works to protect the region's environment and support economic development in the area.
Following graduation, he joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in September 1940 as junior clerk-stenographer at Wilson Dam
Prior to the opening of the new bridge, access across the river in the Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia areas was limited to a four-lane bridge completed in the 1930s and a narrow two-lane connector across Wilson Dam
. Crashes on either of these older facilities created major disruption to traffic flow across the river.