LITTLE TENNESSEE RIVER BASIN
By: Arturo Gregorio and Trey Bennett
The Little Tennessee is located in western North Carolina. The headwaters begin in Georgia and then flow north into North Carolina. It flows into the Tennessee river which flows all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.
How many miles
The Little Tennessee River has 2,501 total miles in streams and rivers.
How many people
The population for the river basin is 94,566 people.
The river basin
- Fontana lake
- Santeetlah lake
- Nantahala lake
- Glenville lake
- In the Great Smokey Mountains
Erosion is a non-point source.
Stream sedimentation is also a non-point source.
To fix this we could build banks to stop the erosion.
The cullowhee Dam is a point source on the Little Tennessee.
Drainage is another point source of pollution on the Little Tennessee