The Lower Cumberland River Watershed is approximately 2,338 square miles and has an estimated population of 155,000 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 Lower Cumberland River Watershed
There are 2,905 miles of streams and rivers in the Lower Cumberland River Watershed. Within the watershed, the States of Tennessee and Kentucky report that 282 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are sediment, nutrients, and bacteria. The most common sources of impairment are agriculture, municipal point sources, and loss of riparian habitat.
Looking for Adventure? The Lower Cumberland’s Got You Covered!
- Barkley Wildlife Management Area
- Barnett’s Woods State Natural Area
- Cheatham Reservoir Wildlife Management Area
- Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
- Fort Campbell Military Reservation
- Fork Donelson National Military Park
- Haynes Bottom Wildlife Management Area
- Lake Barkley State Resort Park
- Lake Barkley Wildlife Management Area
- Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
- Livingston County Wildlife Management and State Natural Area
- Mineral Mound State Park
- Pardue Pond & Dyson Ditch Wildlife Refuges
- Shelton Ferry Wildlife Management Area
- Stewart State Forest
Learn More about the Lower Cumberland Watershed
- TDEC – Lower Cumberland River Watershed Website
- TDEC – Water Pollution Control Interactive Map
- TDEC – 303d Reports on Impaired TN Waters
- KDOW – 303d Report on Impaired KY Waters
- EPA’s Surf Your Watershed Webpage: Lower Cumberland
- Obtain NatureServe species data for this watershed (including rare and endangered species)
- Obtain rare species within the TN portion of this watershed.
.Page produced in collaboration with
The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee