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 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).
In the revision, harvesting is estimated to account for only 0.5 percent - not 27.6 percent - of predicted soil loss in the 197,000-acre portion of the Little Tennessee River drainage (Table 3).
If Hagerman's revised value of 10 tons per acre per year is used with the appropriate multiplicand (i.e., .005 instead of 0.05), 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).
Pteronarcys occurs from second- through seventh-order streams in the Little Tennessee River (LTR) drainage basin in western North Carolina, constituting a fairly large percentage of the invertebrate biomass through this range ([less than]1-47%, Grubaugh et al., 1996).
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.
<IR> WILLIAM BARTRAM's </IR> Travels (1791) includes descriptions of Cherokee culture observed at first hand in the 1770s around the upper reaches of the Little Tennessee River.
Five major Tennessee River subbasins (the Clinch/Powell, Holston, French Broad, Hiwassee, and Little Tennessee) contribute to the UTRB, which stretches its extensive network of tributaries through parts of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.
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.
The Appalachian elktoe has been eliminated from much of its range and survives only in scattered pockets of suitable habitat in portions of the Little Tennessee River system, Pigeon River system, and Little River in North Carolina, and the Nolichucky River system in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Another major project, launched with $49,000 in Partners funding, is located on the Little Tennessee River in western North Carolina.
(Conservation Fisheries, Inc., of Knoxville, Tennessee, now has the lead role in the reintroduction effort.) In the first efforts, spotfin chubs were collected from the Little Tennessee River, North Carolina, and released directly into Abrams Creek.