Knox County Tennessee

Watershed Initiatives

Watershed Restoration Plans

Watershed planning helps address water quality problems in a holistic manner by fully assessing the potential contributing causes and sources of pollution, then prioritizing restoration and protection strategies to address these problems. Click on the links below to see the watershed restoration plans.

Watershed Task Forces & Initiatives

Knox County Stormwater Management participates in a host of watershed initiatives formed by various governmental agency, private business and / or non-profit organization partnerships. For more information on those initiatives see the watershed task forces and initiatives below.

Beaver Creek Task Force

Knox County is home to the Beaver Creek watershed, a rapidly urbanizing 86 square-mile watershed located entirely in northern Knox County. The 44-mile long Beaver Creek is heavily impaired due to rapid population growth and has been the focus of a partnership of several government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses dedicated to addressing the impacts to Beaver Creek, since 1998.

Click here for Beaver Creek Phase 3 Watershed Grant.

Click here for a detailed history of the Beaver Creek Task Force and their achievements in improving water quality in the Beaver Creek Watershed. 

Stock Creek Task Force

The Stock Creek Watershed is located in the southern part of Knox County. With almost two-thirds in rolling pasture or covered in forest, the Stock Creek Watershed retains a largely rural character. The 21 square mile watershed drains into Stock Creek, which flows for 24 miles to the Little River.

The Stock Creek Task Force (SCTF), a consortium of agencies, universities and utilities that have come together to protect and improve Stock Creek, has been working together since 2001 to assess conditions, prioritize problems, educate residents and implement solutions.

Click here for Stock Creek Watershed Grant.

Click here for a detailed history of the Stock Creek Watershed.

Roseberry Creek Watershed Initiative

The 13 square mile Roseberry Creek Watershed is nestled between the Beaver Creek and Flat Creek Watersheds in northeast Knox County. Roseberry Creek originates in the Corryton Community and winds its way through 19.92 miles of pasture and pockets of rural residential land to its confluence with the Holston River.

Click here for Roseberry Creek Watershed Grant. 

Click here for a detailed history of the Roseberry Creek Watershed. 

Flat Creek Watershed Initiative

No matter where you go in the Flat Creek Watershed in Northeast Knox County, you can see House Mountain. The 500 acre House Mountain State Park with its 2,100 foot peak is the most recognizable feature in East Knox County. Flat Creek rounds the mountain on its northeast side. The 68 square mile Flat Creek Watershed originates in Grainger County and crosses the southern portion of Union County before entering Knox County and ending at the Holston River. About 40% of the watershed is in Knox County.

Click here for a detailed history of the Flat Creek watershed.

What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common body of water, like a river or lake. Everyone lives in a watershed! What watershed do you live in? Find out by clicking the link below, then entering your address in the search box at the top of the page. Your parcel will come up on the map with the name of your watershed in the middle of the page.

Knox County KGIS

Click here for more information about the watershed.