Harpeth River Watershed

The Harpeth River Watershed is approximately 869 square miles and has an estimated population of 215,000 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 Harpeth River Watershed

There are 1,314 miles of streams and rivers in the Harpeth River Watershed. Within the watershed, the State of Tennessee reports that 374 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are sediment, alteration of streamside vegetation, and bacteria. The most common sources of impairment are agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and land development.

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