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Page 1: Smokies F Streams, Watersheds, and Waterfalls. Middle Prong Little River

Smokies FSmokies F

Streams, Watersheds, Streams, Watersheds, and Waterfallsand Waterfalls

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Middle Prong Little RiverMiddle Prong Little River

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13 Major Watersheds13 Major Watersheds

•There are over 2,100 miles of There are over 2,100 miles of streams.streams.

•Little River, West Prong Little Little River, West Prong Little Pigeon River, Middle Prong Little Pigeon River, Middle Prong Little Pigeon River, Big Creek, Pigeon River, Big Creek, Cataloochee Creek, Oconaluftee Cataloochee Creek, Oconaluftee River, Deep Creek, Noland River, Deep Creek, Noland Creek, Creek,

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Middle prong Little Pigeon Middle prong Little Pigeon RiverRiver

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The sinks-Little River, The sinks-Little River, TownsendTownsend

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13 continued13 continued

•Forney Creek, Hazel Creek, Eagle Forney Creek, Hazel Creek, Eagle Creek, Twenty mile Creek, Creek, Twenty mile Creek, Abrams CreekAbrams Creek

•9 Minor Stream Systems9 Minor Stream Systems

•Threats are mainly tree loss Threats are mainly tree loss (erosion, temp., food) and pH (erosion, temp., food) and pH change (acidity).change (acidity).

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Middle prong Little RiverMiddle prong Little River

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Oconaluftee RiverOconaluftee River

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Big CreekBig Creek

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Indian Creek (Deep Creek)Indian Creek (Deep Creek)

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Chasteen Creek Chasteen Creek (Oconaluftee)(Oconaluftee)

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Noland CreekNoland Creek

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WaterfallsWaterfalls

•Waterfalls are abundant in the Waterfalls are abundant in the GSMNP due to the geology. They GSMNP due to the geology. They are very popular hiking are very popular hiking destinations and some can be destinations and some can be virtually driven to. The slides to virtually driven to. The slides to follow are some popular ones, the follow are some popular ones, the hiking distance, area, & height of hiking distance, area, & height of falls.falls.

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Juney Whank-Deep Creek, .8 Juney Whank-Deep Creek, .8 miles, 90’miles, 90’

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Tom Branch Falls-Deep Tom Branch Falls-Deep Creek,.5 miles, 75’Creek,.5 miles, 75’

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Indian Creek Falls-Deep Creek, Indian Creek Falls-Deep Creek, 1.6 miles, 25’1.6 miles, 25’

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Baskins Falls-Roaring Baskins Falls-Roaring ForkFork

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Abrams Falls-Cades Abrams Falls-Cades Cove, 5 miles, 25’Cove, 5 miles, 25’

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Cataract Cataract fallsfalls

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Laurel Falls 2.6 Laurel Falls 2.6 miles, 90’, miles, 90’, SugarlandsSugarlands

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Meigs Falls-Townsend, .4 Meigs Falls-Townsend, .4 miles, 30’ miles, 30’

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Grotto Falls-Roaring Fork, 2.4 Grotto Falls-Roaring Fork, 2.4 miles, 25’miles, 25’

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Ramsay Cascades-Greenbrier, 8 Ramsay Cascades-Greenbrier, 8 miles, 100’miles, 100’

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Spruce Spruce Flats Falls-Flats Falls-Little Little RiverRiver

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Rainbow Falls-Roaring Fork, 5.4 Rainbow Falls-Roaring Fork, 5.4 miles, 80’miles, 80’--

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Cherokee Orchard, Roaring Cherokee Orchard, Roaring Fork, GatlinburgFork, Gatlinburg

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Other WaterfallsOther Waterfalls

•Chasteen Creek-4 miles, 20’ , Chasteen Creek-4 miles, 20’ , SmokemontSmokemont

•Hen Wallow-4.4 miles, 45’, Hen Wallow-4.4 miles, 45’, CosbyCosby

•Mouse Creek-4 miles, 45’, Big Mouse Creek-4 miles, 45’, Big CreekCreek

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Chasteen falls, Hen Wallow Chasteen falls, Hen Wallow FallsFalls

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Mingo falls-”Big Bear”-Near Mingo falls-”Big Bear”-Near CherokeeCherokee