Nutrient Management in Tennessee
Nationally, nutrient pollution has impacted many streams, rivers, lakes, bays and coastal waters and can result in environmental, human health, and economic impacts. A “dead” zone in the Gulf of Mexico forms every summer as a result of excess nutrients from the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River basin. While Tennessee may be hundreds of miles from the Gulf, what happens in Tennessee waterways can have impacts downstream.
(Prepared by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Taskforce Workgroups)
This Page Last Updated: November 17, 2023 at 9:48 AM