Little Tennessee


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Little Tennessee,

river, c.135 mi (220 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge, NE Ga., and flowing generally NW across SW N.C. and through E Tenn. to the Tennessee River opposite Lenoir City. On the river in North Carolina near the Tennessee line is Fontana Dam (480 ft/146 m high; 2,365 ft/721 m long; completed 1945), impounding Fontana Lake. It is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and is the highest dam E of the Rocky Mts. The dam provides flood control, river regulation, and hydroelectricity. Cheoah Dam in North Carolina, and Calderwood and Chilhowee dams in Tennessee are also part of the TVA.
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The Blue Ridge Forever Coalition is led by Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, High Country Conservancy, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, National Committee for the New River, Pacolet Area Conservancy and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
The snail darter, Percina tanasi (Etnier), was discovered in 1973 in the Little Tennessee River, Tennessee, and at that time no other populations were known (Etnier, 1976), The species was subsequently listed as endangered in 1975.
Clean gravel shoals were thought to define its distribution in the Little Tennessee River (starnes, 1977), Imostoma darters typically live for three years and occasionally into a fourth year (Etnier and Starnes, 1993).
6 percent - of predicted soil loss in the 197,000-acre portion of the Little Tennessee River drainage (Table 3).
05), the correct value of the soil loss attributable to timber harvesting in the Little Tennessee River drainage of North Carolina is only $19,150 per year, not $255,000 (Table 4).
At the lowermost sites (6 and 7; Little Tennessee River at Prentiss and Iotla, respectively), the stream channel becomes much wider (25 and 60 m, respectively) and the canopy cover becomes a minor feature of stream area.
Sample sizes and allele frequencies at each collecting station and locus for each putative Pteronarcys species collected from the Little Tennessee River drainage basin Station 4 5a 5b 6 7 P.
This project involved Alcoa's release of water into two by-passed reaches of the Little Tennessee and the Cheoah Rivers in Tennessee and North Carolina, and the protection of nearly 10,000 acres of land within the Little Tennessee River watershed.
The Cheoah development is located on the Little Tennessee River and consists of a dam and powerhouse.
The Tellico River is a Little Tennessee River tributary that is just downstream from the mouths of Abrams and Citico Creeks, and all four fishes were found in these creeks.
Another major project, launched with $49,000 in Partners funding, is located on the Little Tennessee River in western North Carolina.
In the first efforts, spotfin chubs were collected from the Little Tennessee River, North Carolina, and released directly into Abrams Creek.