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Lower Tennessee River Watershed (06020001) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 3 (2005) & Group 4 (2007)

Water Quality Management Plan - Group 3 (2005)

Lower TN River WS Map

The Group 3 portion of the Tennessee portion of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed is located in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The Group 3 portion of the Tennessee portion of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed includes parts of Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane and Sequatchie counties. It drains approximately 1,870 square miles, 1,201 square miles of which are in Tennessee. The Group 3 portion is 757 square miles. There are 111 known rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion (Groups 3 and 4) of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed.

Other sites within the Lower Tennessee River Watershed include:

  • Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge has a platform area for viewing the up to 50,000 migrating greater sandhill cranes. The approximately 1,300 acres are managed for wildlife by TWRA.
  • Watts Bar Dam Reservation features boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
  • Harrison Bay State Park was originally developed as a TVA recreation demonstration area in the 1930’s. The 1,220-acre park has 40 miles of Chickamauga lake shoreline.
  • Booker T. Washington State Park is a 353-acre park along TVA’s Chickamauga Lake. The Park is named in honor of Booker Taliaferro Washington, a former president of Tuskegee Institute.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.09 mb) - Description of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Chapter 3 (1.13 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Chapter 4 (5.61 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Lower Tennessee River Watershed

Appendices: Appendix I, Appendix II, Appendix III, Appendix IV, Appendix V

Group 3 Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Lower Tennessee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane, and Sequatchie Counties. Approved 09/25/2006.

Chattanooga Creek - Total Maximum Daily Load for Dioxins and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Chattanooga Creek in the Lower Tennessee River in Hamilton County. Approved 07/09/2009.

Lower Tennessee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. coli in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane and Sequatchie Counties. Approved 09/27/2010.



Water Quality Management Plan - Group 4 (2007)

Lower Tennessee River Watershed Map

The Group 4 portion of the Tennessee portion of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed is located in East Tennessee and includes parts of Bradley, Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties. It drains approximately 1,870 square miles, 1,201 square miles of which are in Tennessee. The Group 4 portion is 457 square miles. There are 111 known rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion (Groups 3 and 4) of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed.

Other sites within the Lower Tennessee River Watershed include:

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.4mb) - Description of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Chapter 4(6.1mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Chapter 5 - WWater Quality Partnerships in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Lower Tennessee River Watershed (Group 4)

Appendices: Appendix I, Appendix II, Appendix III, Appendix IV, Appendix V

Group 4 Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Lower Tennessee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane, and Sequatchie Counties. Approved 09/25/2006.

Nickajack Reservoir - A Total Maximum Daily Load for PCBs and Dioxins in the Nickajack Reservoir in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Hamilton and Marion Counties. Approved 09/07/2010.

North Chickamauga Creek - A Total Maximum Daily Load for pH for North Chickamauga Creek in the Tennessee River Watershed. Approved 03/17/2005.

North and South Suck Creek - A Total Maximum Daily Load for PH and Iron in North and South Suck Creek in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Hamilton, Marion, & Sequatchie Counties. Approved 08/16/2006.

Lower Tennessee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. coli in the Lower Tennessee River Watershed in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane and Sequatchie Counties. Approved 09/27/2010