Duck River Information


October 10, 2000 

EVENT: First Annual Duck River Citizen Monitoring Conference to be held October 21, 2000


On Saturday October 21st the TSRA Duck River Project (DRP) and the Buffalo Duck River Resource Conservation and Development Council (RCD) will conduct the first Duck River watershed monitoring conference.   The conference will be held at Columbia State Community College (CSCC) in the Jones Student Center's Napier Room from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The conference will cover ways in which citizens (including students and scouts) can collect valuable information on watersheds and water quality as well as how to protect your watershed.  The main areas of emphasis will include the following:


1) Water Quality Monitoring - be a river adopter - get down to where the action is!

Get out, get wet and collect some biological (a.k.a. creek critters, fish food, aquatic insects or benthic macro invertebrates) and physical (i.e. temperature) data to determine if we can paddle, swim or fish in or downstream of a particular creek.


2) Watershed Education - learn more about your local watershed and how your daily activities and local policies affect the health of the Duck River Watershed!   Drive around your favorite watershed using a topographic map or the Gazetteer, camera and watershed survey form to record information about possible sources of water pollution!


3) How to keep the clean water clean! We will be discussing ways to keep the most pristine creeks just that, PRISTINE!

4) How to address water quality problems - I need to clean it up so I can paddle, swim, or fish downstream!  Who are you gonna call?  What are you going to say?  The RCD and Earth Force the answers to these and many other questions about the Duck River Watershed.  All you have to do is sign-up and show up!


Email - [email protected]

615.374.3744 or 615.904.8560


10.  STATE MEETING:  Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control Board



October 24-October 25

17th Floor, Conference Room, 401 Church Street (Nashville, TN)



* Agreed Orders? USA Raft, Inc., LLC

* Public Comments:  Division of Water Supply? Consideration for adoption of Rule 1200-4-6 Regulation Summary and Rules Adoption

* Water Pollution Control? Environmental Protection Fund Fee

* State Guidelines for Sludge/Bio-solids? Guidelines for Land

Application & Surface Disposal

* Appeal of Director’s Order? Cold Springs II Water Systems John Davis, President

* Appeal of Commissioner’s Order? Vanderschaaf Development, Inc. c/o Clair Vanderschaaf

* Appeal of Commissioner’s Order? John A. Virden, President? Mid South




October 10, 2000

TVA’s seeks COMMENTS on Duck River Water-Supply Plans


TVA is seeking public comments on five proposed alternatives to meet water-supply needs in the upper Duck River watershed during the next 50 years. The alternatives are included in a draft environmental impact statement developed by TVA in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies. The project area includes parts of Bedford, Franklin,

Marshall, Maury, Moore, and Williamson counties in middle Tennessee.


The proposed alternatives in the draft environmental impact statement are as follows:

* Take no action to develop additional sources of water to meet the projected needs of the area.

* Build a water-supply reservoir in the downstream portion of the Fountain Creek watershed. A pipeline about five miles long would transport water from the reservoir to a new treatment plant.

* Build a water-supply intake and pumping station on the Duck River downstream from the mouth of Cathey's Creek and a 13-mile pipeline and booster station to transport water to a new treatment plant that would be part of the existing water-distribution system.

* Raise the pool level on Normandy Reservoir and increase the minimum discharge from Normandy Dam. Build a water-supply intake and pumping station on a northern embayment of Tims Ford Reservoir, which would also include a 20-mile pipeline and booster station to transport water to a discharge point on the Duck River near Shelbyville.


To request a copy of the environmental impact statement or executive summary of it, call 800-882-5263. Written comments can be submitted by mail to Linda Oxendine, TVA, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 8C-K, Knoxville, TN 37902, or by e-mail to [email protected] The comment period ends October 20.

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