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Water Quality Improvement
Mission:

To protect and improve water quality and prevent pollution in both the lake and feeder streams throughout the watershed.

Chairperson:

Bill Waldrop
Phone: 865-458-0506
Email: WRWaldrop@aol.com

Members:

Fred Evans, Jack Hall, Jim Hawkey, Bill Lemmon, Gary Lucas, Tom Paul, John Rogers, Dick Sawinski, Patty Wallace and Ron Wise

Categories of activities:

  • Prevention through education and promoting enforcement of regulations;
  • Assessment to identify problems and define corrective actions;
  • Corrective Action activities to restore clean water;
  • Reclassification when restored.
Examples of Previous and Current Projects:

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Announcement of Four Weekly Seminars on Environmental Stewardship (2013)

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Demonstration of Several Methods of Shoreline Stabilization

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Water Quality Sampling of Feeder Streams to Tellico Lake (2013)

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Support of Baker Creek Grants to Improve Water Quality ($420,000)
Examples of Water Quality Improvement Projects
Administered by Blount Co. Soil Conservation District (in Progress)

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Initiated and Supported Fork Creek Grants of $683,000 to Improve Water Quality
Administration in Progress by the Monroe Co. Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
and the Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation & Development (SE TN RC&D) Council

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Kiosk at Clear Creek Boat Ramp Explaining Heron Island Shoreline Stabilization
$40,000 from Private Fundraising for 700 ft. of Shoreline

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Court Order to Require Local City to Meet Clean Water Standards

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Constructed Wetlands to Control Suburban Stormwater Pollution (in Planning)

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Data Supporting Delisting Local Creek from Impaired List

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Trend of PCB & Mercury Concentrations in Fish Flesh
Negotiating with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)
to Remove Fish Consumption Advisory

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