The Caney Fork Watershed is approximately 1,801 square miles and has an estimated population of 128,000 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 Caney Fork Watershed
There are 2,036 miles of streams and rivers in the Caney Fork Watershed, as well as the 18,000 acre Center Hill Lake. Within the watershed, the State of Tennessee reports that 364 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are sedimentation, bacteria, and pH impairments. The most common sources of impairment are pasture grazing, abandoned mining, urban stormwater runoff.
Learn more about water quality in the Caney Fork Watershed and what you can do to improve it using iCreek.
Learn More about the Caney Fork
- TDEC – Caney Fork Watershed Website
- TDEC – Water Pollution Control Interactive Map
- TDEC – 303d Reports on Impaired TN Waters
- EPA’s Surf Your Watershed Site: Caney Fork
- TN Department of Environment and Conservation’s Caney Fork Watershed page
- Obtain NatureServe species data for this watershed (including rare and endangered species)
Page produced in collaboration with
The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee