The Hiwassee River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and North Carolina. The Tennessee portion includes parts of Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties. The Hiwassee River Watershed drains approximately 2,099 square miles, 1,011 square miles of which are in Tennessee, and empties to Chickamauga Reservoir (Tennessee River). There are 62 rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion of the Hiwassee River Watershed.
A portion of the Hiwassee River is designated a State Scenic River. Only the segment in Polk County from U.S. 411 Bridge upstream to the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.
Other sites within the Hiwassee River Watershed include:
In addition, many local interpretive areas are common, most notably, the historic farming community of Reliance. The Cleveland Downtown Historic Greenway begins in Johnson Park in the heart of Cleveland’s downtown and includes 20 historic sites.
Summary - Hiwassee River Watershed
Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality
Chapter 2 (1.9 mb) - Description of the Hiwassee River Watershed
Chapter 3 (3.3 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Hiwassee River Watershed
Chapter 4 (9.7 mb)- Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Hiwassee River Watershed
Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Hiwassee River Watershed
Chapter 6 - Future Plans
Cane Creek - Total Maximum Daily Load for fecal coliform in Cane Creek, Hiwassee River watershed, McMinn County, Tennessee. Approved 05/21/2003.
Hiwassee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in the Hiwassee River in Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties. Approved 01/23/2006.
Hiwassee River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens in the Hiwassee River in Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk and Rhea Counties. Approved 01/23/2006.