Middle Cumberland River Watershed

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.

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The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee