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Lower Elk River Watershed (06030004) of the Tennessee River Basin – Group 2 (2003)

Water Quality Management Plan

Lower Elk River Watershed Map

The Lower Elk River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Giles, Lawrence, Marshall and Maury counties. It is approximately 964 square miles, 715 square miles in Tennessee, and drains to the Elk River. There are 11 rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion of the Lower Elk River Watershed.

There are many local interpretive areas in the Lower Elk River Watershed, most notably, Giles County Park and Sam Davis Park.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Lower Elk River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.4 mb) - Description of the Lower Elk River Watershed

Chapter 3 (2.1 mb) - Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Elk River Watershed

Chapter 4 (5.8 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Lower Elk River Watershed

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

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Lower Elk River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Richland Creek, Corn Creek, Town Creek, and Coffey Branch - Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for fecal coliform in the Lower Elk River Watershed. Approved 03/31/04.

Lower Elk River - Siltation & Habitat Alteration TMDLs for waterbodies located in the the Lower Elk River watershed (HUC 06030004). Approved 10/22/2004.

Lower 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.