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Upper Elk River Watershed (06030003) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 2 (2003)

Water Quality Management Plan

Upper Elk River Watershed Map

The Upper Elk River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties. It drains approximately 1,277 square miles before flowing in to the Lower Elk River Watershed. There are 87 rare plant and animal species in the Upper Elk River Watershed.

Other sites within the Upper Elk River Watershed include:

  • Tims Ford State Park, containing the 10,700 acre Tims Ford Reservoir and five miles of paved hiking trails. Learn more at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/tims-ford.
  • South Cumberland Recreation Area, located in Monteagle, is part of ten different park areas and offers a museum, scenic sites and hiking trails.

In addition, many local interpretive areas are common, most notably, Elkton City Park and Drycreek Beach in Winchester. Hawkins Cove is a designated state Natural Area is in the Upper Elk River Watershed.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Upper Elk River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.3 mb) - Description of the Upper Elk River Watershed

Chapter 3 (1.3 mb) Water Quality Assessment of the Upper Elk River Watershed

Chapter 4 (13 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Upper Elk River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Upper Elk River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Upper Elk River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Swan Creek and Cane Creek - Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for fecal coliform in the Upper Elk River Watershed. Approved 03/31/04.

Upper Elk River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation & Habitat Alteration for waterbodies located in the the Upper Elk River watershed (HUC 06030003). Approved 10/22/2004.

Upper Elk River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. Coli in the Elk River Watersheds in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore Counties. Approved 08/05/2013.

Woods Reservoir - Total Maximum Daily Load for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for Woods Reservoir in the Upper Elk River Watershed in Coffee and Franklin Counties. Approved 11/13/2007.