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Emory River System: Beauty and Biodiversity in Peril?

Above, Daddy’s Creek, one of the tributaries to the Obed River, part of the Emory River system. Top inset, the Tennessee Dace, a fish known from the Emory River system.

By Dr. Anna George, Tennessee Aquarium “There is nothing more eloquent in Nature than a mountain stream.” On September 12, 1867, John Muir crossed the Emory River on his 1,000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico. He had set out

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