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Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed (06010201) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 2 (2003)

Water Quality Management Plan

Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed Map

Located in East Tennessee, the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed includes parts of Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties. It is approximately 638 square miles and empties to the Tennessee River. There are 90 rare plant and animal species in the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed.

Other sites within the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed include:

  • House Mountain State Park, a 500 acre park with hiking trails.
  • Ijams Nature Center, a public park and environmental education center with trails overlooking the Tennessee River.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, world renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal resources and scenic views.
  • Marble Springs, state-owned historic plantation home of John Sevier, an early Tennessee politician.

In addition, many local interpretive areas are common, most notably, Island Home Park in Knoxville and Maryville’s Bicentennial Park.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.42 mb) - Description of the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

Chapter 3 (1.12 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

Chapter 4 (3.8 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed TMDL 1 - Total Maximum Daily Load for fecal coliform in First, Second, Third, and Goose Creeks in Knox County, Tennessee. Approved 02/11/2003.

Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed TMDL 2 - Total Maximum Daily Load for fecal coliform in Baker, Williams, and Fourth Creeks in Knox County, Tennessee. Approved 02/11/2003.

Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed TMDL 3 - Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens in Little River in Blount, Knox and Sevier Counties, Tennessee. Approved 11/21/2005.

Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed TMDL 4 - Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens in Floyd Creek and Cloyd Creek in Loudon and Blount Counties. Approved 08/03/2005.

Fort Loudoun Lake - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed in Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier Counties. Approved 01/26/2006.

Little River - Total Maximum Daily Load for PCBs for Little River in the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed in Blount County. Approved 09/17/2009.

Fort Loudoun Lake - Total Maximum Daily Load for PCBs in the Fort Loudoun Lake Watershed in Blount, Knox, and Loudon Counties. Approved 03/03/2010.

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.