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Chattooga Creek Mitigation Bank

Chattooga Creek Mitigation Bank is located at the confluence of Chattooga and Duck Creeks in Walker County, Georgia. Duck Creek flows to the Chattooga River approximately one mile downstream. These streams have been degraded by hoofshear from cattle grazing. Mitigation approved at the Bank includes 82 acres of stream and riparian buffer restoration and preservation, 3,580 linear feet of Priority Level II restoration through natural channel design to stabilize streams, and 9,700 linear feet of vegetative restoration and preservation of riparian buffers. Users are able to compensate for unavoidable impacts to all types of stream systems and forested riparian buffer within the service area with credits from Chattooga Creek.

Both Duck Creek and the Chattooga River are currently listed on the 303(d) list for not meeting their designated use of fish due to fecal coliform and a Total Maximum Daily Load for these waters was completed in 2009. The Bank provides numerous water quality and ecological benefits within the Upper Coosa River basin. While many of these benefits are limited to the project area, others, such as pollutant removal and improved aquatic and terrestrial habitat, have far-reaching effects.

 

Bank Info

Size

82 +/- acres

Mitigation:

Stream and Riparian Buffer

Location:

Walker County, Georgia
34° 35' 57" N     85° 20' 34” W

Service Area:

Coosa

 

Primary

Upper Coosa (03150105), Oostanaula (03150103), Conasauga (03150101), and Coosawattee (03150102)

 

Secondary

Middle Tennessee-Chickamauga (0602001), Ocoee (06020003), and Etowah (03150104)