The Middle Cumberland River Watershed is approximately 649 square miles and has an estimated population of 560,000 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 Middle Cumberland River Watershed
There are 763 miles of streams and rivers in the Middle Cumberland River Watershed. Within the watershed, the State of Tennessee reports that 245 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are bacteria, sediment, and nutrients. The most common sources of impairment are urbanization, collection system failure, and urban stormwater runoff.
Looking for Adventure? The Middle Cumberland’s Got You Covered!
- Beaman Park
- Beaman Park State Natural Area
- Bells Bend Park
- Cheatham Wildlife Management Area
- Ellington Agricultural Center
- Metro Nashville Greenways
- Peeler Park
- Percy Warner Park
- Radnor Lake State Natural Area
- Shelby Bottoms Park
Learn More about the Middle Cumberland Watershed
- Richland Watershed Alliance
- Mill Creek Watershed Association
- TDEC – Middle Cumberland Watershed Website
- TDEC – Water Pollution Control Interactive Map
- TDEC – 303d Reports on Impaired TN Waters
- Obtain NatureServe species data for this watershed (including rare and endangered species)
Page produced in collaboration with
The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee