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Nolichucky

(nŏl'ĭchŭk`ē, nŏl`ĭchŭk'ē), river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge, W N.C., and flowing NW and W to the French Broad River W of Greeneville, Tenn. A power dam impounds Davy Crockett Lake SW of Greeneville. The first settlement on the river was made in 1772.
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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.
The Elk and Nolichucky rivers in Tennessee were not sampled because transplantations apparently failed (Etnier and Starnes, 1993).