Big South Fork Watershed

The Big South Fork Watershed is approximately 1,385 square miles and has an estimated population of 55,300 people. Use the map below to find out if you live in the watershed or to simply explore! The area within the purple boundary is within the watershed.

Water Quality in the Big South Fork Watershed

There are 1,901 miles of streams and rivers in the Big South Fork Watershed. Within the watershed, the states of Tennessee and Kentucky report that 103 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are siltation, pH, and E.coli. The most common sources of impairment are mining, failing septic tanks, and silviculture.

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