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Caney Fork River Watershed

(05130108) of the Cumberland River Basin

Caney Fork River Watershed map

The Caney Fork River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Bledsoe, Cannon, Cumberland, DeKalb, Putnam, Sequatchie, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White and Wilson Counties. The watershed is approximately 1,771 square miles and drains to the Cumberland River.


Water Quality in the Watershed

Click on the map below to view the water quality assessment for the Caney Fork River Watershed.


Caney Fork River Watershed MapViewer (Full Application-opens in a new window)


Impaired Waters

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Reports are studies that are done for waters that are considered to be impaired.

TMDL Program

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Public Participation

outdoor event at Caney Fork
Watershed Event Caney
outdoor event at Caney Fork

On October 12, 2015, TDEC hosted a watershed event for the Caney Fork River Watershed. This was the fifth event focusing on the Caney Fork River watershed since Tennessee's implementation of the watershed management approach in 1996. This event brought together many different agencies, groups, schools and citizens who live, work and play in the the watershed. Interactive displays filled the Cherry Hill Community Center in Silver Point, Tennessee. This event offered a wonderful opportunity for hands on education for all ages.

Some partners in attendance were: TDEC Division of Water Resources, Edgar Evins State Park, Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Upper Cumberland Development District, Tennessee Tech, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Rock Island State Park, US Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, City of Smithville, Short Mountain Distillery, Dekalb County and the Nature Conservancy.