| City of Knoxville
Stormwater Engineering Division
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
(TDEC) has posted a Bacteriological
and Fishing Advisory List for Tennessee waters.
These creeks within the City of Knoxville have been listed under
Bacteriological Advisory: First Creek, Third Creek, Goose Creek,
Second Creek, East Fork - Third Creek, and Sinking Creek.
Fort Loudoun Lake is listed under a Fishing Advisory for PCBs.
TDEC, under the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
has issued TMDL
reports for several creeks within Knoxville with regard to fecal
coliform limits. TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) establish the necessary
reductions in a specified pollutant ("fecal coliform") for
the creek to be suitable for its intended use. See the
TMDL webpage for further explanation of how TMDLs affect the City
Final TMDL reports have been issued for: First Creek, Fourth
Creek, Williams Creek, Second Creek, Baker Creek, Third Creek, and
current public notification system consists of warning signs placed
by KUB as directed by TDEC. These signs were originally placed by
KUB several years ago, but have not been adequately maintained and
New signs are being prepared by the City of Knoxville. According to
the upcoming NPDES permit
to be issued in April 2003, public notification signs will be the
responsibility of the City of Knoxville Engineering Department.