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Coordination with agencies and organizations in the Upper Tennessee River Basin was integral to the success of this water-quality assessment. We thank those who served as members of our liaison committee.

Federal Agencies

Tennessee Valley Authority
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
U.S. Department of Energy,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

State Agencies

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

Local Agencies

Knox County, Tennessee
City of Johnson City, Tennessee


University of Tennessee
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Tennessee Technological University

Other public and private organizations

Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program
Nature Conservancy


We thank the following individuals for contributing to this effort.

Edward Oaksford, Ben McPherson, Michael Woodside, Rebecca Deckard, and Sandra Cooper (USGS), Roberta Hylton (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Karen Koehn and Celia Hampson (Knox County, Tennessee) for reviewing the report.

Charles Saylor and Edward Scott (Tennessee Valley Authority) for assistance in site selection and data collection. The numerous property owners that allowed the use of their property by the USGS for access to specific stream reaches, the installation of monitoring wells, or the sampling of exisiting wells.

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U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1205

Suggested citation:

Hampson, P.S., Treece, M.W. Jr., Johnson, G.C., Ahlstedt, S.A., and Connell, J.F., 2000, Water Quality in the Upper Tennessee River Basin, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia 1994–98: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1205, 32 p., on-line at

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