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Lower Duck River Watershed (06040003) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 3 (2005)

Water Quality Management Plan

Lower Duck River WS Map

The Lower Duck River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Williamson counties. It drains approximately 1,548 square miles and empties to the Tennessee Western Valley Watershed. There are 81 known rare plant and animal species in the Lower Duck River Watershed.

Other sites within the Lower Duck River Watershed include:

  • Tennessee NWR-Duck River Unit, established in 1945, is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an important resting and feeding area for wintering waterfowl as well as migratory birds and resident wildlife.
  • Link Farm State Archaeological Site in Humphreys County features a prehistoric Mississippian era mound.
  • Natchez Trace Parkway National Park commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in modern-day Tennessee. Between 1785 and 1820, boatmen floated down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Natchez, Miss. and New Orleans, La., and walked back to Nashville, Tenn. on the 444-mile race.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Lower Duck River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (2.37 mb) - Description of the Lower Duck River Watershed

Chapter 3 (4.08 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Duck River Watershed

Chapter 4 (11.76 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Lower Duck River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Lower Duck River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Lower Duck River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Lower Duck River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Pathogens for the Lower Duck River in the Lower Duck River Watershed. Approved 03/01/2005.

Lower Duck River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Siltation and Habitat Alteration in the Lower Duck River Watershed. Approved 03/01/2005