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Holston River Watershed (06010104) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 4 (2007)

Water Quality Management Plan

Holston River Watershed Map

The Holston River Watershed is located in East Tennessee and includes parts of Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Sevier, Sullivan and Union counties. It is approximately 999 square miles and drains to the Tennessee River. There are 56 known rare plant and animal species in the Holston River Watershed.

Other sites within the Holston River Watershed include:

  • Buffalo Springs Wildlife Management Area a 342-acre area managed by TWRA in Grainger County.
  • Holston Ordinance Works Wildlife Management Area is a public hunting area managed by TWRA and Holston Army Ammunition Plant.
  • John Sevier Refuge Wildlife Management Area is a state waterfowl refuge located in Hawkins County managed by TWRA.
  • Panther Creek State Park is a 1,435-acre state park located along the shores of Cherokee Lake. More information may be found at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/panther-creek.
  • Phipps Bend Refuge is a 315-acre refuge located along the Holston River in Hawkins County and managed by TWRA.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Holston River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.7 mb) - Description of the Holston River Watershed

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Holston River Watershed

Chapter 4 (10 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Holston River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Holston River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Holston River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Holston River - A Total Maximum Daily Load for E. Coli in the Holston River Watershed in Grainger, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Sevier, Sullivan and Union Counties. Approved 09/30/2008.