Wheeler Reservoir Land Management Plan

Wheeler Reservoir is an impoundment of the Tennessee River formed by Wheeler Dam, which is located at Tennessee River mile 274.9. Wheeler Reservoir is situated in Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties in north Alabama.

The scope of the Wheeler Reservoir Land Management Plan (RLMP) is the 36,045.2 acres of TVA-managed land lying above full-pool elevation along with flood-prone areas supporting dewatering units. The Wheeler RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. The reservoir property is divided into parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone.

Wheeler Reservoir Land Management Plan

Final Environmental Impact Statement


Individual parcel allocations can be examined on the maps below:

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Reservoir Land Management Plan Viewer

Land Allocation Acreage

TVA land around Wheeler Reservoir has been allocated for certain land uses as indicated in the table below.

Allocation Designation* Acreage
Zone 2 Project Operations 4,813.5
Zone 3 Sensitive Resource Management 3,656.2
Zone 4 Natural Resource Conservation 25,224.2
Zone 5 Industrial 895.6
Zone 6 Developed Recreation 1,312.1
Zone 7 Shoreline Access 143.6
Total 36,045.2

*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.