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Mississippi River Watershed (08010100) of the Mississippi River Basin – Group 5 (2008)

Water Quality Management Plan

Mississippi River Watershed Map

The Tennessee portion of the Mississippi River Watershed is located in West Tennessee and includes parts of Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties. It is approximately 1,086 square miles (590 square miles in Tennessee) and drains into the Mississippi River. There are 35 known rare plant and animal species in the Tennessee portion of the Mississippi River Watershed.

Other sites within the Mississippi River Watershed include:

  • Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge is a 24,096-acre refuge located in Lauderdale County and managed by US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Ft. Pillow State Historic Area commemorates the Civil war Battle at Fort Pillow. It comprises 1, 734 acres and is managed by Tennessee State Parks. Learn more at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fort-pillow.
  • John Tully State Forest consists of 2,132-acres of prime forest land managed by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry.
  • Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,331-acre reserve located in Lauderdale and Tipton Counties and managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more at www.fws.gov/lowerhatchie/.
  • Meeman-Shelby State Recreation area is a 13,467-acre state forest bordering the Mississippi River and managed by Tennessee State Parks. Learn more at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/meeman-shelby.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Summary - Mississippi River Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.1 mb) - Description of the Mississippi River Watershed

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Mississippi River Watershed

Chapter 4 (17.3 mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Mississippi River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Mississippi River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Restoration Strategies

Title Page for Mississippi River Watershed

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Mississippi River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Chlordane, Dioxins, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Mississippi River Watershed in Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Tipton and Shelby Counties. Approved 07/25/2008.