Hiwassee

Hayden Nall 5/12/16

Location

The river runs through Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Major Cities

Chattanooga, Charleston, and Calhoun

Major Counties

Cherokee County, Clay County

Headwater/Source

The source for the Hiwassee river is located in the Rocky Mountain, the headwater is the mountains of Northern Georgia.

Drainage

The Hiwassee river drains in the Tennessee River.

Length and length of all streams and rivers

Length: 147 Miles

Length with streams and rivers: 931 Miles

Population

38,237

Tourist Activities

Swimming areas, pottery, Smithsonian Institute, and Peachtree Mound.

Native Animals

Scientific Names: Moxostoma SP1 "Sicklefin RedHorse"
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Native Animals

Scientific Name: Notropis Photogenius "Silver Shiner
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Native Animals

Scientific Name: Percina Squamata "Olive Darter"
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Native Plants

Scientific Name: Claytonia Virginica "Spring Beauty"
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Native Plants

Scientific Name: Bryophyta "Moss"
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Native Plants

Scientific Name: Bacopa Monnieri "Water Hyssop"
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Sources Of Pollution

Sediment erosion and flooding from the Chatuge, Mission, Appalachia Reservoirs.
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Alternatives For Pollution

More vegetation to decrease erosion and more drainage routes for the water to decrease flooding.

Fun Fact

The Hiwassee River Basin is considered the "hidden jewel" of trout fishing.t
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