The Hiwassee River Basin

By: Parker Sobota & Ethan Cutter

The Locations of The Hiwassee River Basin

The Hiwassee River Basin is a river basin located in western North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The headwaters of the river basin are located in the northern mountains of Georgia and the mouth is located along the Chikamanga Lake which is in the eastern part of Tennessee.

Population and Distance

The Hiwassee River basin covers 967 miles of rivers and streams.The population of the Hiwassee River basin is 38,237 people.

Popular Places and Pollution

Some places that the Hiwassee River basin includes are Hiwassee Lake, Chatgue Lake, Apalachia Lake, Coker Creek, and the Nottely River.

Two non-point source pollutants are sediments from improperly managed construction sites and farming near the lakes and streams in the Hiwassee River basin. Two point source pollutants are discharges from sewage plants along the Valley River which is located in the Hiwassee River basin and dis-charges from landfill plants along streams in the Hiwassee River basin.

One way to prevent pollution from farming is by only applying certain amounts of fertilizers and chemicals to the crops in the right seasons.

One way to prevent pollution from landfills and sewage plants is to move them away from the streams and lakes so that they don't spill and leak into the lakes and rivers, at least that is a start to reducing pollution.

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