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Tennessee Nutrient Reduction Framework

Introduction 

Nutrients are naturally occurring and essential components of healthy aquatic systems. However, excessive amounts of nutrients can impact water quality.  We have over 3000 miles of streams and over 15,000 acres of lake in Tennessee that are impaired due to nutrients.  Tennessee has developed the Tennessee Nutrient Reduction Framework as part of our efforts to accomplish  long-term nutrient reduction in our water resources.  The documents below outline Tennessee's framework as well as implementation.