This was the fourth watershed public meeting held in the South Fork Forked Deer River 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, City of Brownsville, Freed Hardeman University, Tennessee State Parks, Jackson State Community College, University of Tennessee Extension, West Tennessee River Basin Authority, The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Harris Creek, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Quail Forever, Tennessee Department of Transportation, US Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program)
The South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed is located in West Tennessee and includes parts of Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison and McNairy Counties. The South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed is approximately 1,062 square miles and drains to the Forked Deer River.
There are 17 documented rare plant and animal species in the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed.
Other sites within the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed include:
Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality
Chapter 2 - Description of the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed
Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed
Chapter 4 (1.91mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed
Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed
Chapter 6 - Future Plans
South Fork Forked Deer River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. Coli in the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed in Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, McNairy and Madison Counties. Approved 12/15/2011.