Red River Watershed

The Red River Watershed is approximately 1,457 square miles and has an estimated population of 245,000 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 Red River Watershed

There are 1,268 miles of streams and rivers in the Red River Watershed. Within the watershed, the States of Tennessee and Kentucky report that 322 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are nutrients, bacteria, and sediment. The most common sources of impairment are agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and municipal point sources.

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The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee