This was the fourth watershed public meeting held in the Nonconnah Creek Watershed since 1996, upon implementation of the watershed management approach. This meeting, like the others, brought together many different agencies, groups and citizens and engaged the public by sharing information about the people who live in the watershed and the activities and projects that are in place or are being planned. Agencies and groups had the chance to seek opportunities to collaborate efforts and citizens had a chance to learn about their watershed and about water quality issues. Displays filled the room and offered a great chance for hands on education for all ages.
(Some of the Partners in attendance: Local citizens, University of Memphis, City of Memphis, Fayette County, Tennessee State Parks, City of Lakeland, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Fisher Arnold Engineering, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Town of Collierville, US Army Corps of Engineers, Rhodes College, Shelby County, City of Germantown, Groundwater Institute, University of Tennessee Extension, Mississippi River Warriors, 1 Mississippi)
The Tennessee portion of the Nonconnah Creek watershed is located in the western portion of the state and includes parts of Shelby and Fayette counties. The watershed extends into Mississippi. It is approximately 281 square miles (184 square miles in Tennessee) and drains to the Mississippi River.
There are seven documented rare plant and animal Species in the Nonconnah Creek Watershed.
Other sites within the Harpeth River Watershed include:
In addition, many other local interpretive areas are common, including Lichterman Nature Center and Audubon Park in Memphis.
Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality
Chapter 2 - Description of the Nonconnah River Watershed
Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Nonconnah River Watershed
Chapter 4 - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Nonconnah River Watershed
Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Nonconnah River Watershed
Chapter 6 - Future Plans
Nonconnah Creek - Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Chlordane, Dioxins, & Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Nonconnah Creek Watershed in Shelby County. Approved 06/10/2009.
Nonconnah Creek - Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for E. coli in Nonconnah Creek Watershed in Shelby and Fayette Counties. Approved 06/17/2011.
Nonconnah Creek - Final Total Maximum Daily Load for Arsenic in the Nonconnah Creek Watershed (HUC 08010211) in Shelby and Fayette Counties, Tennessee. Approved 06/20/2014.