When a creek becomes a river

With a keen understanding of the potential consequences, conservancy monitors man-made changes to Nonconnah Creek

By Updated: August 06, 2019 11:01 AM CT | Published: August 05, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Nonconnah Creek, along with the Wolf River, is one of the two major sources of drainage for the Memphis area, yet many people aren't familiar with it. But understanding Nonconnah and the potential consequences of man-made changes to it, as demonstrated on a terrifying night in 1980, could be important to our future.


McKellar Lake Nonconnah Creek

Comment On This Story

Email Editions

Sign up for our morning and evening editions, plus breaking news.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions