Watershed Size: Approximately 2150 sq mi / 1,376,187 acres.

Location: Bartow, Chatooga, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties GA; Bradley and Polk Counties TN.

Priority Species:  

Fish: Blue Shiner, Coldwater Darter, Frecklebelly madtom, Goldline Darter.

Mussels:  Alabama Spike, Finelined Pocketbook, Etowah Heelsplitter, Alabama Moccasinshell, Coosa Moccasinshell, Southern Clubshell, Southern Pigtoe, Georgia Pigtoe, Cherokee Pigtoe, Coosa Pigtoe, Rayed Kidneyshell, Coosa Orb, Southern Purple Lilliput, Delicate Spike (H),  Southern Combshell (H), Monkeyface (H)

Reptiles and Amphibians:  Alligator Snapping Turtle.

Snails:  Interrupted Rocksnail.

(H) = Historic (species historically occurred in the SHU or SRRU but, it has either not been collected in a number of years, and may be considered extirpated, or the species could be present but there aren’t recent records to document its presence).

Critical Habitat for:  Interrupted Rocksnail.