LRWA

The Little River begins in the Clingman's Dome area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and travels through the cities of Townsend, Maryville, Alcoa and Rockford, and then flows into the Tennessee River. The Little River watershed covers an area of 380 square miles including most of Blount County as well as portions of Sevier and Knox counties. This waterway serves as a source of drinking water for >100,000 residents, provides resources for farmers, businesses and industry in the area, supports recreational activities for both residents and the 1,600,000 tourists who visit this area annually, and is home to several federally endangered species. More...