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Nonconnah Creek Watershed (08010211) of the Mississippi River Basin – Group 1 (2002)

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)

Water Quality Management Plan

Nonconnah Creek Watershed Map

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:

  • T. O. Fuller State Park, an 1100 acre park located 11 miles south of Memphis.
  • McKellar Park.
  • Oak Forest Memorial Gardens.
  • Pine Hills Park.

In addition, many other local interpretive areas are common, including Lichterman Nature Center and Audubon Park in Memphis.

Table of Contents


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

Title Page for Nonconnah River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

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.