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Lower Clinch River Watershed (06010207) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 3 (2005)

Water Quality Management Plan

Lower Clinch River Map

The Lower Clinch River Watershed is located in East Tennessee and includes parts of Anderson, Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Union counties. It drains approximately 631 square miles and empties to the Watts Bar Lake Watershed. There are 89 known rare plant and animal species in the Lower Clinch River Watershed.

Other sites within the Lower Clinch River Watershed include:

  • Big Ridge State Park was one of five demonstration parks developed by the TVA in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The 3,687-acre park is located on Norris Lake.
  • Eagle Bend Hatchery is a TWRA warm water hatchery located in Clinton.
  • Melton Hill Reservation includes the dam, a boathouse, swimming and camping area and boat launch ramps on Melton Hill Lake. The site is managed by TVA.
  • Norris Dam State Park is located on Norris Lake by Norris Dam. The park is more than 4,000 acres and, in addition to the lake, contains caves, scenic valleys and a virgin forest.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Lower Clinch River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.76 mb) - Description of the Lower Clinch River Watershed

Chapter 3 (1.45 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Clinch River Watershed

Chapter 4 (5.39 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Lower Clinch River Watershed

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

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Lower Clinch River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Lower Clinch River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens for the Lower Clinch River Watershed in Anderson, Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Union Counties. Approved 11/29/2005.

Lower Clinch River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in the Lower Clinch River Watershed in Anderson, Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Union Counties. Approved 03/29/2006.

Watts Bar Reservoir - Total Maximum Daily Load for PCBs in Watts Bar Reservoir in the Lower Clinch River Watershed in Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, Rhea and Roane Counties. Approved 03/18/2010.

Melton Hill Reservoir - Total Maximum Daily Load for Chlordane and PCBs in the Melton Hill Reservoir in the Lower Clinch River Watershed in Anderson, Knox, Loudon, and Roane Counties. Approved 08/09/2010.