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Pigeon River Watershed (06010106) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 5 (2008)

Water Quality Management Plan

Pigeon River Watershed Map

The Tennessee Portion of the Pigeon River Watershed is located in East Tennessee and includes parts of Cocke, Jefferson and Sevier counties. It is approximately 704 square miles (153 square miles in Tennessee) and drains to the Pigeon River. There are 18 known rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion of the Pigeon River Watershed.

Other sites within the Pigeon River Watershed include:

  • Cherokee National Forest is a 664,000-acre forest managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. More information may be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park consists of 521,621 acres of land managed by the National Park Service. More information may be found at: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Pigeon River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.2 mb) - Description of the Pigeon River Watershed

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Pigeon River Watershed

Chapter 4 (7.7 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Pigeon River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Pigeon River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Restoration Strategies

Title Page for Pigeon River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Pigeon River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. Coli in the Pigeon River Watershed in Cocke County. Approved 04/10/2009.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Total Maximum Daily Load for pH in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Pigeon River, Lower French Broad River and Fort Loudoun Lake Watersheds in Cocke and Sevier Counties. Approved 09/07/2010.