The interactive map below is an extension of the printed Guide. It features Basin Breakout Maps that are linked to actual Watershed Management Plans that allow visitors to open and view greater detail on each Tennessee watershed. We trust this guide will be a useful tool in ensuring clean, healthy waters for Tennessee and the region for years to come.
Nolichucky River in Greene County.
Click in a specific Basin to open Basin Breakout Map with Watershed links.
Click here for a larger view of the above State map. (1.77MB)
In March 2008, Tennessee launched a program to increase public awareness of the state’s 55 watersheds and their importance to water quality, recreation and the environment. Working with the Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation erected 187 watershed-awareness signs at key entry points along Tennessee’s highways. With their simple green-and-white logo identifying the approaching watershed, and a friendly exhortation to “Help Keep It Clean,” these signs are encouraging countless citizens to be aware of their local watershed and do their part to protect it.
“A Guide to Traveling Tennessee’s Watersheds” was developed by state agencies as a companion to these signs. This guide provides maps and brief descriptions of each of Tennessee’s distinctive watershed basins:
TN Department of Agriculture
TN Department of Transportation
TN Wildlife Resources Agency
US Army Corps of Engineers – Memphis District
US Army Corps of Engineers – Nashville District
US Environmental Protection Agency
US EPA Surf Your Watershed
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Geological Survey