Federal Resources

Conservation Map
NFWF has supported thousands of conservation projects in the United States and abroad since 1985. Zoom in on this interactive map to locate them. 

TN Valley Water Trails
TN State Parks has created an online water trail map with TDEC, TVA, and National Park Service that includes region's blueways on a national river recreation database. UT Chattanooga is designing the site. Flat water and white water are included. 

Cumberland River Navigation Charts: Smithland, KY to Celina, TN

Historic Cumberland River Basin Maps
Historic river and pre-impoundment maps, surveys and navigation charts. 

Projects Story Map
Interactive story map for current Corp projects within the Cumberland Basin and elsewhere within the agency's Nashville District. 

Ask WATERS answers multi-program questions that draw on information from the databases linked through WATERS. This tool generates cross-program calculations, examines spatial relationships between programs, performs nationwide analyses, produces multi-program inventory reports for a given geographic area, and investigates interstate water quality issues. The 'Simple Query' answers frequently asked questions about WATERS data. Its easy-to-use interface returns summary, detailed, and graphical results in an easy-to-read format.The 'Expert Query' is a powerful tool consisting of fully interactive database views for users requiring more specific data analyses.

Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load Tracking and Implementation System (ATTAINS)
The Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Tracking and Implementation System (ATTAINS) is an online system for accessing information about the conditions in the Nation’s surface waters.

BASINS (Better Assessment Science Integrating point & Non-point Sources) with Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) Add In
BASINS is a multi-purpose environmental analysis system that integrates geographical information system (GIS), watershed data, and environmental assessment and modeling tools into one convenient package. BASINS CAT provides flexible capabilities for creating climate change scenarios. BASINS CAT can be used to assess the coupled effects of climate and land-use change, and to guide the development of effective management responses. 

Catalogue of Federal Funding
The Catalog of Federal Funding is a database of financial assistance sources available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.

Domestic Water Demand by 12-Digit HUC for the Conterminous United States
This EnviroAtlas dataset includes domestic water demand attributes which provide insight into the amount of water currently used for indoor and outdoor residential purposes in the contiguous United States.

EnviroAtlas provides interactive tools and resources for exploring the benefits people receive from nature or "ecosystem goods and services". Ecosystem goods and services are critically important to human health and well-being, but they are often overlooked due to lack of information. Using EnviroAtlas, many types of users can access, view, and analyze diverse information to better understand the potential impacts of various decisions.

Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
EJSCREEN is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJSCREEN users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area. All of the EJSCREEN indicators are publicly-available data. EJSCREEN simply provides a way to display this information and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes. Water related indicators include proximity to 'Risk Management Plan' sites, proximity to 'Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities', proximity to 'National Priorities List' sites, and proximity to major direct water dischargers. Environmental justice indicators include 'Percent Low Income,' 'Percent Minority,' 'Less than Highschool Education,' 'Linguistic Education,' 'Individuals Under Age 5,' Individuals Over Age 64.'

Environmental Quality Index and Associated Domain Indices by County for the U.S.
This map service displays the results data from the EPA's Environmental Quality Index. The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) in the Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) is currently engaged in research aimed at developing a measure that estimates overall environmental quality at the county level for the United States. This work is being conducted as an effort to learn more about how various environmental factors simultaneously contribute to health disparities in low-income and minority populations, and to better estimate the total environmental and social context to which humans are exposed. This dataset contains the finalized Environmental Quality Index (EQI), and an index for each of the associated domains (air, water, land, built environment, and sociodemographic environment). Indices are at the county level for all counties in the United States.

Facility Registry Service
This data provides location and attribute information on all facilities in EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for a internet web feature service . The FRS is an integrated source of comprehensive (air, water, and waste) environmental information about facilities, sites or places. 

Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS)
Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS) is the primary tool for management and oversight of the EPA’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. GRTS pulls grant information from EPA’s centralized grants and financial databases and allows grant recipients to enter detailed information on the individual projects or activities funded under each grant.

How's My Waterway
How's My Waterway provides information about the conditions of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the U.S. More recent or more detailed water information may exist that is not yet available through EPA databases or other sources.

Hydrologic and Water Quality System (HAWQS)
HAWQS is a water quantity and quality modeling system that evaluates the impacts of management alternatives, pollution control scenarios and climate change scenarios

Level III and Level IV Ecoregions
This map service displays Level III and Level IV Ecoregions of the United States and was created from ecoregion data obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development's Western Ecology Division. The original ecoregion data was projected from Albers to Web Mercator for this map service.

MyWater is a tool that makes use of EPA ATTAINS Data for in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as elsewhere in the county. It includes information regarding water quality, monitoring activities, drinking water sources, watersheds, an urban waters widget that shows local activities, new and expiring permits, and stream flow. 

National Hydrography Dataset Plus (Version 2)
NHDPlus is a geo-spatial, hydrologic framework dataset built by the US EPA Office of Water, assisted by the US Geological Survey. Since its first release in 2006, NHDPlus has been made available to the wider water resources community and has been used for many diverse applications by Federal, state, and local governments, as well as non-profit organizations, private companies and educational institutions. The NHDPlus user community has developed tools and ancillary data to support their NHDPlus applications.

National Inventory of Dams EnviroAtlas Dataset 
This EnviroAtlas dataset is a summary of the National Dams Inventory data from 2009 survey. The file contains counts of inventoried dams by 12-digit hydrologic units codes (March 2011) and total maximum storage capacity in millions of gallons. 

National Lakes Assessment Data
The National Lakes Assessment (NLA) was the first-ever statistically-valid survey of the biological condition of lakes and reservoirs throughout the U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked with states and tribes to conduct the assessment in 2007. 

National Land Cover Datasets
The primary objective of the NLCD is to provide the Nation with nationally complete, current, consistent, and public domain information on the Nation's land cover. Land cover information is critical for local, state, and federal managers and officials to assist them with issues such as assessing ecosystem status and health, modeling nutrient and pesticide runoff, understanding spatial patterns of biodiversity, land use planning, deriving landscape pattern metrics, and developing land management policies.

National Listing of Fish Advisories Technical Maps
National Listing of Fish Advisories Technical Maps are a suite of interactive mapping and search tools for viewing fish advisories and fish tissue sampling data.

National Stormwater Calculator
EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records.It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. 

The Calculator accesses several national databases that provide soil, topography, rainfall, and evaporation information for the chosen site. The user supplies information about the site’s land cover and selects the types of low impact development (LID) controls they would like to use. The LID controls that the user can choose are the following seven green infrastructure practices: disconnection; rain harvesting; rain gardens; green roofs; street planters; infiltration basins; and porous pavement.

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool
The Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool provides downloadable data layers and key information on the the extent and magnitude of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in our Nation’s waters; water quality problems or potential problems related to this pollution; and potential sources of these pollutants.

Nutrient Indicators Dataset
As part of EPA’s ongoing efforts to work collaboratively with states and other partners to accelerate nutrient load reductions and state adoption of numeric nutrient criteria, and as outlined in a March 2011 Nutrient Framework memorandum, EPA has developed the Nutrient Indicators Dataset. This Dataset consists of a set of indicators and associated state-level data to serve as a regional compendium of information pertaining to potential or documented nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, impacts of that pollution, and states’ efforts to minimize loadings and adopt numeric criteria for nutrients into state water quality standards. Information on the data source(s) used, the data collection process, and any caveats or assumptions made which should be considered when using the data, are included on each indicator’s individual web page.

Power Plants
This GIS dataset contains data on power plants, based on the Energy Information Administration's EIA-860 dataset and supplemented with data from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) compiled from various EPA programs.

RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative 
This initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.

RePowering Mapping and Screening Tools
EPA’s RE-Powering Mapper, a series of Google Earth KMZ files, makes it possible to view EPA's information about renewable energy potential on contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites, alongside other information contained in Google Earth. Using screening criteria developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab, EPA has pre-screened over 80,000 sites for their renewable energy potential.  As part of this effort, EPA collaborated with state agencies from California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.  This screening was performed in August 2015.

ROE National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD)
This raster dataset comes from the National Land Cover Database (NLCD), 2011 version. It represents land cover across the contiguous 48 states, circa 2011. Each 30-meter-square pixel has been classified using a standard land cover classification scheme, and some of these categories have been aggregated further according to procedures outlined in EPA's Report on the Environment (www.epa.gov/roe). Data were originally processed and compiled by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC), a U.S. federal inter-agency group, based on Landsat satellite imagery.

Safe Drinking Water Information System
The Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations, as reported to EPA by the states. These regulations establish maximum contaminant levels, treatment techniques, and monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that water systems provide safe water to their customers. This search will help you to find your drinking water supplier and view its violations and enforcement history since 1993.

Safe Drinking Water Hotline: (800) 426-4791

The StreamCat Dataset provides summaries of natural and anthropogenic landscape features for ~2.65 million streams, and their associated catchments, within the conterminous USA. 

Storage and Retrieval (STORET)
STORET is an electronic data system for water quality monitoring data developed by EPA. STORET has taken various forms since the 1960's. Since about 2000, STORET has referred to a local data management system as well as data warehouse developed for purposes of assisting water quality data owners manage data locally and share data nationally.

Surf Your Watershed
An EPA tool for finding your watershed and then finding and connecting with citizen-based groups at work protecting water quality in this watershed. 

Water Budget Data Finder
Irrigation professionals using the WaterSense Landscape Water Budget Tool may use the Water Budget Data Finder to determine peak watering month and the appropriate evapotranspiration and rainfall values for a specific United States zip code.

Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results System (WATERS)
The data architecture of WATERS integrates information from various EPA water programs by linking it to the national surface water network. Using WATERS, environmental professionals and interested citizens can access comprehensive information about the quality of the nation's surface water. Available information includes but is not limited to designated use(s) of a waterbody; water quality monitoring results; assessments of water quality; causes and sources of impaired waters; and location of dischargers.

Watershed Index Online (WSIO)
WSIO is a comparative analysis tool and data library that helps users compare watersheds in a user-defined geographic area, for a purpose of their choice, using the factors most relevant to their comparison.The library encompasses several hundred watershed characteristics measured on small-scale watersheds, HUC12, with an average area approximately 35 squares mies across the conterminous US.

Watershed Planning Builder and Guides
The Watershed Plan Builder enables the creation of a customized outline of a watershed plan. Additional guides and resources are available for helping communities, watershed organizations, state, local, tribal and federal environmental agencies develop and implement watershed plans to meet water quality standards and protect water resources.

Contribute Data to National Wetlands Inventory
Wetland mapping that complies with the Federal Mapping and Classification Standard can be submitted to the National Wetland Inventory.

Ecosystem Benefits and Risks Website
The Appalachian LCC has collaborated with the US Forest Service to provide information and tools that fully integrate society’s value of ecosystems with future threats to better inform natural resource planning and management. Through links on this page, users can access information, maps, data, and additional resources brought together through this collaboration.

Endangered Species Quick Search Tool
A tool which allows users to search for endangered species by state, common or scientific name, or county. 

Geospatial Fisheries Information Network
The GeoFIN mapper is an interactive mapping tool that allows you to view barriers to fish passage across the U.S. as well as model their removal in your watershed. It also generates profiles and reports for a given geographic area and can search the Fish and Wildlife Service's fish passage barrier database.

iPac is a project planning tool which streamlines the US Fish and Wildlife Service's environmental review process. It allows users to see if any threatened or endangered species, critical habitat, migratory birds or other natural resources may be impacted by a project, explore the distribution of important biological resources, such as wetlands, National Wildlife Refuges, critical habitat, GAP land cover and more, input information about your project, and receive a list of conservation measures suggested by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

National Wetlands Inventory
New data has been added to both Wetlands Mappers for over 70 million acres of the U.S. These updates include various areas within the lower 48 states and American Samoa. To view these updates, please visit the USFWS Wetlands Mapper webpage. The Wetlands Mapper integrates digital map data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.  Data can also be downloaded by HUC 8 Watershed Boundary or by State. 

Wetlands Mapper
The Wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources. It integrates digital map data along with other resource information to produce current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats. 

Wetlands Data Download
Wetlands data that can be downloaded by HUC 8 Watershed Boundary or by State. Wetlands data also is available in Google Earth format

Wetlands Data Verification Toolset
The Wetlands Data Verification Toolset is a user friendly tool designed to automate the quality control functions necessary to ensure your data submission meets the federal standard to be accepted into the national geospatial wetlands layer. The tool is designed to address specific geospatial errors, digital anomalies and logic checks. The toolset was created using ESRI Model builder, and is compatible with ESRI’s Arc Desktop 10.2 and 10.3.1.

Forest Service Visitor Map 2.0
 The Forest Service's Visitor Map 2.0, provides the public with an interactive online view of the Nation's Forest Service roads, trails, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and wild & scenic rivers.  The map can be used on personal computers, smart phones or tablet devices through any modern web browser.

Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse
The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.

Land and Water Conservation Fund Map Viewer
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides money to federal, state and local governments to purchase land, water and wetlands. This national map viewer displays LWCF proposals on US Forest Service System Lands. 

Maps - Land Between the Lakes
A variety of maps in pdf format showing campgrounds, trails, recreational amenities and more. A recreation map of the recreation areas northern region is here and a recreation map of it's southern region is here

Projects Map - Daniel Boone National Forest
This page hosts an interactive projects map showing current and recent Daniel Boone National Forest project. 

Recreation Map - Daniel Boone National Forest
The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. This interactive recreation map can help you find places to fish, paddle, swim, camp, and more. 

Active Groundwater Level Network
The Active Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and well information from thousands of wells that have been measured by the USGS or USGS cooperators at least once within the past 13 months. Only one site exists within the Cumberland River Basin.  This site is also within the agency's Climate Response Network.

Aquifer Basics
A collection of data and maps of the principal aquifers throughout the United States.

Annual Water Data Reports
These reports were published annually for many decades for use by engineers, scientists, managers, educators, and the general public. These static archival products supplemented direct access to current and historical water data provided by the National Water Information System web interface (NWISWeb), the authoritative source for USGS water data.

BioData Retrieval
The USGS BioData Retrieval system provides access to aquatic biological community and physical habitat data collected by USGS scientists from stream ecosystems across the nation. USGS scientists collect fish, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and algae-community samples and conduct stream physical habitat surveys. The system contains sample data that were collected and processed since 1991 using the protocols of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA). As of 2010, the system has added data collected by USGS scientists using the procedures and protocols of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Rivers and Streams Assessment program (NRSA). 

Data Grapher and Data Tabler - Tennessee
From these web pages, you can create graphs and tables of streamflow and water-quality data from selected U.S. Geological Survey sites in the State of Tennessee.

Drip Calculator
Enough unchecked drips in enough houses can add up to a flood of wasted water. Use USGS' handy drip calculator to see how many gallons of water can go down the drain if your drippy faucets keep dripping.

DroughtWatch - Tennessee
This map (from USGS's National Drought Watch Web site) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in hydrologic units. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.

Duration Hydrograph Builder
USGS tool for creating a duration hydrograph by site number. 

Interactive map that allows users to locate USGS imagery data by interactive map or place name. Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products from the USGS.

FloodWatch - Tennessee
The map below, (from USGS's WaterWatch Web site), shows the location of streamgages where the water level is currently at or above flood stage (depicted as a black triangle) or at high flow.

Groundwater Atlas of the United States
The USGS Groundwater Atlas of the United States describes the location, extent, and the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of the important aquifers of the nation. 

Historic Streamflow Conditions
Maps and animations of monthly and annual streamflow conditions by water year from 1921-2002. 

Hydro-Climatic Data Network
The USGS Hydro-Climatic Data Network is a subset of all USGS streamgages for which the streamflow primarily reflects prevailing meteorological conditions for specified years. These stations were screened to exclude sites where human activities, such as artificial diversions, storage, and other activities in the drainage basin or the stream channel, affect the natural flow of the watercourse. In addition, sites were included in the network because their record length was sufficiently long for analysis of patterns in streamflow over time. The purpose of the network is to provide a streamflow dataset suitable for analyzing hydrologic variations and trends in a climatic context.

Hydrography Seminar Series
The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program has initiated a series of virtual seminars to highlight the uses of hydrographic data. These seminars are intended to share success stories from users who have solved real world problems using hydrographic data, provide information about the National Hydrography Dataset and related products, and provide a virtual forum for users, similar to what might be encountered in a conference setting. 

Hydrologic Unit Maps
This page contains national watershed maps and data. The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is available here and is a nationally consistent watershed dataset that is subdivided into 6 levels (12-digit hucs). The 8-digit WBD (130 megabytes) and the new 12-digit WBD (980 megabytes) are available as geodatabases for download. 

Instantaneous Data Archive
Since 1889 the United States Geological Survey has collected continuous stage, discharge, and other instantaneous time-series data on the nations rivers and streams. These time-series data have been and are typically recorded at intervals ranging from 5 to 60 minutes. This web site has been established to make available as much historical instantaneous data from USGS data collection stations as possible. Although this site currently serves instantaneous discharge (streamflow) data only, work is planned to extend it to other time-series parameters in the future.

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)
The NADP monitors wet atmospheric deposition at approximately 300 locations throughout the United States and two locations in the Cumberland River Basin (Land Between the Lakes and Mulberry Flat (Also in Land Between the Lakes)). A fundamental NADP program objective is to provide scientists, resource managers and policy-makers world-wide with a long-term, high-quality database of atmospheric deposition to support research and decision-making in the areas of air quality, water quality, agricultural effects, forest productivity, materials effects, ecosystem studies, watershed studies, and human health. 

National Geologic Map Database
Nearly 100,000 geoscience maps and reports by USGS, the State Geological Surveys, and >600 other publishers, dating back to the 1800's.

National Hydrography Dataset and Watershed Boundary Dataset
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) are used to portray surface water on The National Map. The NHD represents the drainage network with features such as rivers, streams, canals, lakes, ponds, coastline, dams, and streamgages. The WBD represents drainage basins as enclosed areas in eight different size categories. Both datasets represent the real world at a nominal scale of 1:24,000-scale, which means that one inch of The National Map data equals 2,000 feet on the ground. To maintain mapping clarity not all water features are represented and those that are use a moderate level of detail.

National Map
As one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover.

National Map Small Scale Collection
The National Map offers a collection of small-scale datasets that can be downloaded for free. Although the 1997-2014 Edition of the National Atlas of the United States was retired in September 2014, The National Map recognizes the importance of continuing to make a collection of the small-scale datasets, originally developed for the National Atlas, available to users. Small-scale maps have an advantage over large-scale maps when there is a need to show a large area in a single view. This makes small-scale maps an ideal solution for scientists, decision-makers, and planners needing to provide a geographical context for the research projects. 

National Streamflow Statistics
This is a downloadable computer program that allows users to obtain estimates of streamflow statistics for locations where USGS streamgages are not operated. It requires user input of drainage area and other watershed characteristics. StreamStats provides tools to estimate required inputs for the National Streamflow Statistics computer program. 

National Water Information System (NWIS)
The NWIS is the Nation's principal repository of water resources data. It includes data from more than 1.5 million sites, some in operation for more than 100 years. Data is available on streamflow, droughts, groundwater, and surface water quality and is searchable by state. 

National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA)
NAWQA is a USGS database that can help you answer three questions: 1) What is the condition of our Nation's streams, rivers, and ground water? 2) How are these conditions changing over time? 3) How do natural features and human activities affect these conditions, and where are those effects most pronounced?

Ohio River Basin Forecast Center
River forecasts for waters within the Ohio River Basin from the National Weather Service. Includes watches and warnings, observed and forecast precipitation, radar and satellite information, 30 day water resources outlook map, and a 90 day flood risk outlook map, climatological flows, climate change and other related information. 

Rainfall Calculator
Have you ever wondered just how many gallons of water falls on an area when it rains? Use USGS's Water Science rainfall calculator to see how many gallons of water falls from the sky during a rainstorm.

Realtime Stream Flow
WaterWatch is a USGS website that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis. 

Sediment Data
Instantaneous fluvial sediment data, in addition to other instantaneous water-quality and ancillary data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), are available on-line through the National Water Information System water-quality database. 

Stream statistics are computed from daily streamflow values, flood peak flows, and measured low flows, and include, for example, 100-year flood; 7-day, 10-year low flow; and mean annual flow. Statistics such as these are commonly used to help estimate reliability of water supplies and risks of floods or droughts, and may be available in published reports or from the StreamStats site. StreamStats is available in Tennessee and Kentucky

This web tool allows users click a stream and map upstream and downstream traces and generate reports for each trace (including a map of the trace; its direction, total length, and outlet waterbody; its origin’s stream name, coordinates, and elevation; and counts of the number of gages, streams, states, counties, and cities along the trace.)

Stream Flow Gage Locations Map - Kentucky
PDF map with stream flow gage locations in Kentucky. 

Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) - Kentucky
WATER was developed to provide a method of estimating streamflow, water availability, and other hydrologic information in un-gaged Kentucky basins. WATER incorporates and processes geospatial data to quantitatively describe topography, soil-water storage, climate, streamflow, and other parameters. WATER is also designed so that it can be expanded for other science and regulatory applications including, but not limited to, sediment and nutrient loads, evaluation of surface mining effects (Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessments), as well as flows that are necessary for ecological viability. 

This USGS tool sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. 

A tool for sending an email or text message containing a USGS gaging site number and quickly receiving a reply with its most recent observation. 

Water-Use Information Program
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Use Information program is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal environmental agencies to collect water-use information. USGS compiles these data to produce water-use information aggregated at the county, state, and national levels.

Water Resources Applications Software
The USGS software and related documentation on these Web pages can be used, copied, modified, and distributed without any fee or cost. Includes software applicable to water quality and chemistry, groundwater, surface water, and more. 

This USGS tool provides basic flow statistics computed from daily streamflow values, including the daily average, minimum, and maximum streamflow; and flow duration curve for the period of observed data, allowing users to determine longterm flow statistics.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Website
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. 

Use this search tool to find park specific data including water quality, climate change, species, base cartography, and species occurrence and distribution

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

Use this search tool to find park specific data including water quality, climate change, species, base cartography, and species occurrence and distribution

Find a Park Tool
This tool enables you to find National Parks by state. Both Kentucky and Tennessee have their own state pages, as well. 

Hydrographic and Impairment Statistics Database (HIS)
The HIS database provides summary statistics of surface hydrography (acres of lakes, miles of streams, etc.) within and adjacent to each national park unit using the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), the NPS Administrative Park Boundary Dataset, and other sources. 

Fort Donelson National Battlefield Website
Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender of Confederate Fort Donelson on Sunday, February 16, 1862. The Union victory at Fort Donelson elated the North, and stunned the South. Within days of the surrender, Clarksville and Nashville would fall into Union hands. Grant and his troops had created a pathway to victory for the Union.

Use this search tool to find park specific data including water quality, climate change, species, base cartography, and species occurrence and distribution

Natchez Trace Parkway Website
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Use this search tool to find park specific data including water quality, climate change, species, base cartography, and species occurrence and distribution.

Natural Resource Inventory
Data and resources on baseline water quality, climate, species, history and more all national parks across the Cumberland River Basin and in the United States. 

View, print, or download a checklist or more detailed species lists for a park.

Park Boundaries
Current version of National Park boundaries (administrative boundaries) in GIS file format.

Recreation.gov is your one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal participating partners. This site provides interactive maps to help you reserve campsites, obtain hiking information, go paddling or motor-boating, find a cabin, go fishing, and more. 

Stones River National Battlefield
The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here.

Use this search tool to find park specific data including water quality, climate change, species, base cartography, and species occurrence and distribution

Trail of Tears Maps
Interactive maps showing the Trail of Tears as it crossed Tennessee and Kentucky and cut through significant portions of the Cumberland River Basin. 

TN Valley Water Trails
TN State Parks has created an online water trail map with TDEC, TVA, and National Park Service that includes region's blueways on a national river recreation database. UT Chattanooga is designing the site. Flat water and white water are included. 

Abandoned Mine Lands Grants
Information regarding grant distribution and funding for the Abandoned Mine Lands Program. 

Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System
The Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System is a computer system used to store, manage, and report on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Inventory of Abandoned Mine Land Problems. This includes both problems in need of reclamation and those that have been reclaimed.

Abandoned Mine Lands (AMLs) Portal
The purpose of the AMLs Portal is to provide “one voice” messaging from U.S. Federal environmental and land management agencies related to the environmental, health, and safety impacts of AMLs. It serves as an information repository about the different types of AML sites and their associated environmental, health, and safety issues and also highlights federal, state, local, and tribal resources and success in AML reclamation activity.

Applicant Violator System
The Applicant Violator System is an automated information system owned and operated by OSMRE. Information on applicants, permittees, operators, application and permit records, as well as unabated or uncorrected environmental violations of SMCRA are maintained in this nationwide database for OSMRE’s Federal and State programs.

National Mine Map Repository
National Mine Map Repository collects and maintains mine map information and images for the entire country. The oldest maps in the archive is from 1792. 


County Extension Service Offices Map
A map and links to county extension services office websites. A second map, shows extension districts, district directors, and district counties. 

Find Kentucky Agriculture Businesses and Products
Kentucky agriculture-related companies promote their businesses, products, and services in the KDA Agriculture Business Directory.

Plant Availability Guide
The Kentucky Grown Landscape Plant Availability Guide searchable database allows users to search for plant material available in wholesale quantities from Kentucky nurseries. Users can search by common plant name, genus and species, or company name. 

Amphibian Resources
Information on types of species and maps for amphibians across the state of Kentucky. 

Conservation Areas
Conservation areas for musselsamphibianswetland birdsfish, and other species.

Fishing and Boat Access Web Tool
A search too for finding fishing and boating access sites in Kentucky. 

Fishing in Neighborhoods Program
The Fishing in Neighborhoods program was started in 2006 to provide anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home. The program currently includes 40 lakes statewide and 1 in the Cumberland River Basin at Kingdom Come State Park (Click here for an interactive map). Lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and rainbow trout throughout the year. 

Fish and Lamprey Resources
Information on types of species and maps for fish and lamprey across the state of Kentucky. 

Kentucky Geoportal
The Kentucky Geoportal is an award-winning data clearinghouse that provides easy and convenient ways to access and share geospatial data resources, including a great many water related geospatial datasets and data resources. Water related KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources datasets you can search for and find include: hunting and fishing access points and maps; blue water trails; boundaries of hunting areas including KY Wildlife Management Areas; conservation areas for bivalves; wetland birds, amphibians, and fish; and species richness bivalves and fish. 

Lake Barkley Fish Attractors
KDFWR regularly creates and maintains fish attractors and habitat structures in lakes across Kentucky, includingLake Barkley in the Cumberland River Basin. These interactive maps show you where the department is doing so.  

State Wildlife Action Plan - Species Index
List of species links allowing users to perform a search of the complete Kentucky State Wildlife Action Pan, to see the species occurrence map, species account, guild accounts for the species, and taxonomic class descriptions. This includes species from the original 2005 plan and 2013 revision.

Stream Team Program
The Stream Team offer landowners free repairs to eroding and unstable streams and wetlands. The team consists of a group of stream restoration specialists in the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Their job is to identify and undertake stream restoration projects statewide. The Stream Team works with private landowners and others to identify stream restoration projects. Projects are funded from the Kentucky Wetland and Stream Mitigation Fund held in trust solely for repairing streams and wetlands. No state tax general funds or hunting/fishing license dollars are used. In addition to basic and technical information about this program as well as the states stream mitigation program, this webpage has information for helping landowners see if they may qualify for the program. 

Map of Stream Mitigation Program Staff and Service Areas

Wildlife Management Areas / Public Hunting Areas
A webpage with WMAs and other hunting area information, as well as a Google Map with hunting areas across Kentucky. 

Wildlife Management Area & Public Lands Search
Looking for a place to hunt, fish, or hike? This interactive map will help you find out where you can do this in KY. Select a county or click on the icons below to narrow down your results.

Kentenia State Forest Website
Kentenia is the oldest state-owned forest, acquired in 1919 as a gift from the Kentenia-Cantron Corp. It is located in Harlan County along the south side of Pine Mountain in seven scattered tracts totaling 4,081 acres. The forest is open to the public for hunting and fishing and subject to state fish and game regulations. Primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding are also permitted. All off-road vehicles, including ATVs, are prohibited. Click following link for a map of Kentenia State Forest

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Website
Kentucky Ridge State Forest consists of 15,251 acres. The forest is open to public hunting and fishing, subject to state fish and game regulations, and is available for primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding.  All off-road vehicles, including ATVs are prohibited. Click the following link for a map of Kentucky Ridge State Forest.

Downloadable Maps
Mining and reclamation plan maps and permit boundary overlay maps have been scanned and georeferenced and are available for downloading here. 

Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System
A comprehensive and accessible system for the locations of Kentucky underground and surface mines. This site includes interactive mapsGIS data, a mine/map search tool, and more.

Surface Mining Information System
The Kentucky Surface Mining Information System (SMIS) is an extensive computer database that is used for tracking all permitting and enforcement actions on coal mining activity in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Examples of information contained in SMIS include status of pending and issued permit applications; inspection background and frequency; past or pending violation problems; and other areas of interest. Please refer to the SMIS Tutorial for directions on how to download and setup Web SMIS on your computer. 

Flood Risk Map
This allows users to view floodplains throughout KY. In selected counties, users can download floodplain models used to estimate floodplain elevations. 

Kentucky Geoportal
The Kentucky Geoportal is an award-winning data clearinghouse that provides easy and convenient ways to access and share geospatial data resources, including a great many water related geospatial datasets and data resources. Division of water / water related datasets you can search for and find include KY Wild Rivers, TMDLs, floodplain permits, regulated dams, 305b water quality data, designated use waters, wellhead protection areas, combined sewer overflows, Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) communities, groundwater monitoring wells, groundwater springs, state bioregions, Source Water Assessment and Protection Program data, permitted water withdrawals, priority watersheds, river mile points. 

Kentucky Watershed Viewer
The Kentucky Watershed Viewer is an interactive map capable of displaying a large variety of water related spatial data. Data layers include: KY Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit holders, permitted water withdrawals, river mile points, karst dye trace sites and flows, KY Division of Water priority watersheds, Wildlife Management Areas, wellhead protection areas, watersheds, designated use waters, exceptional and reference reach waters, 305b data (water quality), and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). 

Special Use Waters
KY Division of Waters Special Waters Database includes tool for searching for waters designated as Cold Water Aquatic HabitatsOutstanding National Resource WatersExceptional WatersReference Reach StreamsOutstanding State Resource WatersState Wild RiversFederally Designated Wild Rivers, and Federally Designated Scenic Rivers

Story Map Viewer
This gallery includes Kentucky Division of Water Story Map and Map Tour applications created with Esri's arcgis.com templates. The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Information Section collaborated with the Division of Water to prepare the content for each application. Cumberland Basin relevant story maps include an interactive Kentucky Wild Rivers map and a Kentucky Wetlands map. 

Water Health Portal
The water healthy portal includes information regarding the health status of Kentucky surface waters and allows users to connect to studies and reports on various streams and identify Kentucky's 'Outstanding State Resource Waters.'

Water Resource Information System (WRIS)
The WRIS is comprised of strategic plans, water resource maps and publications, systems management information, reporting and regulatory requirements, guidance and training documents, procedural guidance and forms for project implementation and funding, and internet links to support services. Interactive maps in the system support planning and regionalization efforts. The interactive maps also facilitate drought monitoring and response, and rapid response to contamination emergencies. The GIS contains data for water and wastewater treatment facilities, water lines, water sources, storage facilities, sewer lines, and a database of non-spatial systems information. The GIS provides the fundamental data needed for the planning and emergency response activities. Using the GIS infrastructure data in computer models allows for cost-effective analysis of engineering alternatives, and facilitates the efficiencies needed to meet the needs of Kentucky's infrastructure development.

Watershed Watch
Since 1997, Watershed Watch in Kentucky has trained nearly 4,000 volunteers and currently has approximately 2,000 volunteers that continue to sample across the state. There are monitoring stations in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.Volunteers are trained on how to take a qualified water sample that is analyzed by professional labs. They are also trained on how to perform basic water quality field data, consisting of dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and conductivity. Volunteers can also be trained to perform biological and habitat assessments. Watershed Watch organizations in the Cumberland River Basin include the Upper Cumberland River Watershed Watch and the Four Rivers Watershed Watch. Data gathered across Kentucky can be viewed here

Wild Rivers Program
Kentucky is preserving the unique scenic, fish and wildlife, botanical, geological, cultural and recreational values of its most pristine rivers through the Wild Rivers Program. Portions of nine rivers of exceptional quality and aesthetic character have been designated as Kentucky Wild Rivers. Six of these rivers are in the Cumberland River Basin. Each Wild River is actually a linear corridor encompassing all visible land on each side of the river up to a distance of 2,000 feet. View a Story Map of Kentucky's Wild Rivers here.  

KGS Databases, Maps, and Publications

Webpage with free access to KGS databases, online map services and GIS data, and publications.

Generalized Geologic Data for Land-Use Planning in Kentucky Counties
These land-use planning maps are based on geologic and environmental analyses and are produced at a scale of either 1:48,000 or 1:63,360. Each map provides an interpretation of the local geology in nontechnical language and can be used by homeowners, developers, and planners.The maps provide information on how the underlying rock in an area affects excavation and foundations, on-site wastewater treatment systems, residential and industrial developments, highway and street development, and pond and reservoir construction. Photographs of sites in the area are used to illustrate the geologic discussion.

Geology of Kentucky
Maps, descriptions, and other general resources on Kentucky's geology.

Geologic Map Information Service
This internet map service provides geologic maps and related information compiled by the Kentucky Geological Survey. You can create a custom layout for your map using the Map Layers tab and save that map for later viewing with a bookmark function. Water related layers include: core boreholes, oil and gas wells; geologic maps and formations; karst sinkholes; and water wells and springs. 

Groundwater Data Repository
The Kentucky Groundwater Data Repository houses a variety of groundwater related data including: a searchable database of water well and spring records; a water well and spring location map; a searchable database of groundwater-quality data; graphical groundwater-quality comparison; a groundwater-quality data map service; and a karst potential index map service. The repository database currently contains information for over 92,000 water wells, 5,100 springs, and 50,000 suites of water-quality analyses (millions of individual analyte results). 

Groundwater Quality Map - Interactive
An interactive map that allows you to view and query groundwater quality data. 

Groundwater Quality Maps by Pollutant
Maps showing existence of groundwater pollutants across KY for manganese, iron, cadmium, mercury, selenium, pH, nitrate-nitrogen, and a number of other contaminants. This webpage also includes summaries of groundwater quality for the portions of the Cumberland River Basin that are found within Kentucky. 

Interagency Groundwater Monitoring Network
This website has information about the Kentucky Interagency Groundwater Monitoring Network,  a long-term, interagency groundwater monitoring network to characterize the quality, quantity, and distribution of groundwater in Kentucky. The webpage includes a map of sampling sites and annual reports dating back to 1999.  

Kentucky Geoportal
The Kentucky Geoportal is an award-winning data clearinghouse that provides easy and convenient ways to access and share geospatial data resources, including a great many water related geospatial datasets and data resources. KY Geological Survey / water related datasets you can search for and find include: oil and gas well locations; Class I and Class II disposal and injection wells; groundwater quality; water well and spring locations and data; and karst potential. 

Publications and Map Catalogue
Publications and maps from the KY Geological Survey. 

Oil and Natural Gas Resources Webpage
A webpage with a collection of research, maps, and basic information about oil and natural gas in Kentucky. Links connect visitors tobasic information about oil and natural gas, dataresearch, a searchable oil and gas well database and more. 

Permitted Oil and Gas Wells Timeline Query Tool
A tool for seeing permitted O&G wells across the state and a timeline for seeing drilled well by permitted date.

Water in Kentucky
General information about water in Kentucky. Includes a fact sheetFAQ document, information about karst, and Cumberland River Basin maps of the Upper Cumberland region and the Four Rivers Region

Well Water and Spring Locator Map
 An interactive map that allows you to view and query water well and spring data.

Maps and GIS Data
This webpage links visitors to KSNPC spatial datasets and maps. Resources include blackside dace streams GIS data, a Habitat Characterization Model for Federally Listed Plants in Kentucky map, a priority watersheds for conserving imperiled mussels and fish map, and a pre-settlement / present day land cover comparison map of Kentucky.  

Rare Plants Database
A database of rare plants across the state of Kentucky. This tool is searchable and provides lists of rare species by county. Also included on this webpage is a glossary of rare plant terms

Find a Park Tool
A web tool for finding a state parks by region, lodging options, features and activities. 

Fishing in KY State Parks
A list of parks across Kentucky with options for anglers. Parks in the Cumberland River Basin include Cumberland Falls State Park, Dale Hollow, General Burnside, Kingdom Come, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, and Mineral Mound.

Hiking at KY State Parks
A list of parks across Kentucky with options for hikers. Parks in the Cumberland River Basin include Cumberland Falls, Dale Hollow, Kingdom Come, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Pine Mountain State Park, and Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail. 

Motor Boating at KY State Parks
A list of parks across Kentucky with options for motor boaters. Parks in the Cumberland River Basin include Dale Hollow, General Burnside, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, and Mineral Mound.

Paddling in KY State Parks
A list of parks across Kentucky with options for paddlers. Parks in the Cumberland River Basin include Kingdom Come State Park. 

Reserve a Campground Tool
A web tool for reserving a campground in state parks across Kentucky, including Cumberland FallsDale Hollow LakeGeneral BurnsideLake BarkleyLake Cumberland, and Levi Jackson within the Cumberland River Basin. 

Reserve a Lodge or Cottage Tool
A web tool for reserving a lodge or cottage in state parks across Kentucky, including Cumberland FallsDale Hollow LakeLake Barkley,Lake Cumberland, and Pine Mountain within the Cumberland River Basin. 

State Resources - TENNESSEE

Recreation Atlas
This 2008 static map shows and lists public lands across the state of Tennessee. 

Online Reservations Tool
A tool for reserving campsites, cabins and inns or picnic shelters and pavilions.

Park Trail Maps
This page provides links to the trail maps TN State Parks provides, organized by park. They have free and paid options that provide you the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee. 

TNParkFinder Map
Use this interactive map to explore TN's parks. 

TN Valley Water Trails
TN State Parks has created an online water trail map with TDEC, TVA, and National Park Service that includes region's blueways on a national river recreation database. UT Chattanooga is designing the site. Flat water and white water are included. 

Watershed Coordinators
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Watershed Coordinators are available to provide technical assistance for addressing a variety of agricultural stormwater runoff and nonpoint source water concerns.  The Watershed Coordinators can help develop best management practices to combat pollutant contributions from a range of activities such as animal feeding operations, forestry activities, and urban runoff. This webpage contains a map of the state, along with highlighted coordinates and coordinator contact information.

Cedars of Lebanon State Forest Webpage
Basic information about Cedars of Lebanon State Forest. Webpage includes a map of this state forest. 

Pickett State Forest Webpage
Basic information about Pickett State Forest. Webpage includes a map of this state forest. 

Scott State Forest Webpage
Basic information about Pickett State Forest. Webpage includes a map of this state forest. 

Standing Stone State Forest
Basic information about Standing Stone State Forest. Webpage includes a map of this state forest. 

Stewart State Forest Webpage
Basic information about Stewart State Forest. Webpage includes a map of this state forest. 

Interactive Rare Species Database by County, Quadrangle, and Watershed Listings
The majority of lands in Tennessee have had no rare species surveys, and the lack of point-specific data can be misleading. Therefore, the Division of Natural Areas suggests reviewing and downloading generalized data through an interactive, searchable database in order to determine what kinds of resources occur in specific counties, watersheds, or physiographic regions. This tool allows users to search and download rare species data by County, Quadrangle, or HUC 12 Watershed.

List and Map of Natural Areas
The Division of Natural Areas manages 85 Natural Areas across the State. This webpage has a map showing the location of each Natural Area. Click here for pdf of map.  

Map of Scenic Rivers
A map of TN State Scenic Rivers in the Cumberland River Basin and across the state. 

Enforcement Action Databases - TN Department of Environment and Conservation
A searchable database of TN Department of Environment and Conservation enforcement actions. Dataset includes orders and cases, respondents, and affiliated documents. Data can be organized via a number of parameters such as case number, site name, violation type, city, county, signed date, and more. 

Hydrologic Determinations Map
An interactive map showing where determinations have been made determining whether linear watercourses will be considered streams or wet weather conveyances. Click here to learn more about hydrologic determinations

Permits Database - Division of Water Resources
A searchable database of Division of Water Resources permits. Data can be organized via a number of parameters such as permit number, site name, permit type, city, county, and issuance date, amongst other options. A separate database specifically for groundwater permits (septic) is also available. Permits may also be viewed in an interactive Division of Water Permits Map

Stream Restoration Tools and Map
Tools and maps for recommending stream sites for restorationtelling the Division of Water Resources about ongoing restoration projects, and seeing locations of restoration activities

Water Quality Assessment Map
An interactive map showing the water quality status of waters across the state of Tennessee. Data is derived from 305(b) and 303(d) water quality reports. Both causes and sources of pollution can be uncovered using this map. Additional map layers that can be viewed are water resource related permits, monitoring sites, and Exceptional Tennessee Waters. 

Water Resources Data and Map Viewers Website
The TN Department of Environment and Conservation makes data and map viewers available to the public on its website. This information comes from the same consolidated databases TDEC staff use to keep track of environmental regulatory activities, rosters and status. This website has a variety of data and map viewing tools. Permit related layers include: Aquatic Resource Alteration, Biosolids, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Construction, Hydrostatic, Inter-Basin Water Transfer, Individual, Municipal Stormwater, Mining, Ready Mixed Concrete Facilities, State Operating Permits, Storm Water Multi-Sector Permits for Industrial Activities, Aquatic Herbicide/Pesticide, and Underground Storage Tank Remediation Discharge. Additional layers include: dams, water quality assessment, siltation impaired streams, habitat impaired streams, siltation impaired waterbodies, silt impaired drainages, Exceptional TN Waters, and MS4 Areas.

Watershed Events (Public Engagement) Map
This map features watershed related public engagement opportunities and events across the state. Watershed boundaries show which events are taking place in which watersheds. 

Bank Fishing
The following bank fishing locations were compiled by TWRA staff to inform anglers of areas where you can fish without a boat. 

Boating and Fishing Access Map
An interactive map of boating and fishing access points in Tennessee. 

Reservoir/Fish Attractor Maps
Fish attractor maps for reservoirs across the TN. Cumberland River Basin maps include Center HillCordell HullDale HollowJ. Percy Priest, and Old Hickory Lakes. 

Stocked Trout Locations Map
An interactive map of stocked trout locations in Tennessee. 

Trout Information / Stockings
Each year 80 streams and small lakes are stocked to provide a trout fishery. These streams have low abundance of wild trout, or no trout at all. TWRA stocks about 325,000 9-12 inch trout between February and October. This webpage links visitors to information about stocking schedules, stocked locations, tailwater trout, wild trout streams, and stocked trout.

Wildlife Management Areas Map
An interactive map of Wildlife Management Areas in Tennessee. 

Laboratory Services
The Water Center offers unique capabilities through its consulting lab. Water and wastewater lab consulting services include:Industrial wastewater treatment process analysis design; Drinking water and wastewater treatability studies; Wastewater characterization studies; Wastewater treatment unit process evaluation using nonstandard analytical techniques including particle size distribution analysis, solids oxygen demand determination, and long-term biochemical oxygen demand; Aerobic and anaerobic biological wastewater treatment process pilot studies; Coagulation process optimization using zeta potential measurements; Activated carbon absorption studies; Robotic reservoir/stream water quality analysis; and GIS capabilities for field study design.

Conservation Practices at Little River Animal and Environmental Unit
This interactive story map show water quality conservation practices implemented on this concentrated animal feeding dairy operation along the Little River in East Tennessee.

Office Locations, Departments, and Centers
The map on this page links visitors to county Extension Office websites. 

Rain Gardens for Tennessee
Information about UT's Rain Gardens for TN program. Resources include a rain garden builders guide, video of a rain garden being built, and a rain garden database and webmap


City of Brentwood Park Locations
An interactive map with park locations, info, and linked park websites for the City of Brentwood.  

Sewer System
Information about the Brentwood Sewer System including maps of the sewer basin and sewer service area and links to information about the grinder pump systemsewer rehabilitation program, and sewer system capacity. Click here to access Brentwood's Sewer System Master Plan. 

Greenways and Trails
Information about the City's system of greenways and trails. This webpage includes links to a Citywide Greenways and Trails Master Plan, information about the City's Long Range Planning efforts, a listing of parks with trails, and an interactive park and recreation finder map

Harpeth River Canoe Access Sites
The City of Franklin Parks Department maintains several river access points for those who enjoy canoeing/kayaking, fishing or swimming on the beautiful Harpeth River.  Those access points are listed on this website. A canoe launch video is also provided, along with a map of public access points

Line Flushing Program
The Water Management Department conducts a comprehensive water line flushing program throughout the City. Flushing is a process that rapidly removes water from the City’s water piping system. Flushing uses water force to scour out materials that accumulate in the City’s pipes. Water pipes are usually flushed by opening fire hydrants. Page contains links to more information about the City of Franklin Water Flushing Program and a Flush Zones Map and Schedule.

Park Information and Locations
Listing of City Parks with links to more information about each park and a link  a listing of parks with trails and an interactive park and recreation finder map

Stormwater Management Manual
The 2016 Stormwater Management Manual has been compiled by the City of Franklin to assist planners, developers, contractors and various businesses and industries and the City of Franklin in stormwater pollution prevention and water quality protection. Specific sections of the manual include: 1) Policies & Procedures; 2) Construction Management Practices; 3) Temporary Construction Site Runoff Management Practices; 4) Permanent Erosion Prevention & Sediment Controls; 5) Permanent Stormwater Treatment Controls; 6) Industrial & Commercial Runoff Management Practices; and 7) Other Source Controls. In addition to the manual itself, this page includes an interactive map of active construction sites, a land-use based water quality calculation tool for developers, the state's urban riparian buffer handbook, information about post construction & maintenance measures, and more.

Water Division Homepage
This page is home to information about Franklin's Water Treatment Plant. It contains links to the City's Water Treatment Plan Upgrades, a map of the City's Water Utility District, annual drinking water quality reports dating back to 2010. 

Flood Buyout Maps
Maps showing properties that were purchased and removed through the Hopkinsville Surface and Storm Water South Fork Little River Acquisition Home Buyout Program.

Little River Flyover Map
This flyover map shows locations of logjams in the Little River.  

National Flood Insurance Program
Information about the National Flood Insurance Program and it's implications for homeowners in the City of Hopkinsville. 

GIS Maps
Interactive, water-related maps from the City of Murfreesboro include and Advanced Metering Infrastructure Map (locations that meters are currently being installed), a Water, Sewer, and Repurified Water Map, a Stormwater Map (flow direction for City Stormwater), and aStream Assessment Map (visual stream assessment points and other stream characteristics). 

Impaired and TMDL Waters in the City of Murfreesboro
A list of impaired and TMDL waters in the City of Murfreesboro from the City's 2014-2015 Stormwater Annual Report. Click here for amap of Murfreesboro showing watersheds, healthy and impaired streams, and the City's urban growth boundary. 

Stormwater Map
An interactive map showing where stormwater goes after it lands anywhere in the City. 

Streamside Buffers
In 2007, Murfreesboro established a Water Quality Protection Area (WQPA) policy and ordinance. This policy requires that any new land development alongside a stream should establish a 35 or 50 foot buffer, depending on the size of the stream. Residences built in or after 2007 and are located next to a stream, the yard is most likely platted with a WQPA. This is a protected area, a no-touch zone with few exceptions. Residents are not allowed to remove vegetation, do earth work or construction, or apply herbicides. More information about buffer regulations are provide on this site. The page also notes that 60' wide buffer instead of a 50' wide buffers are required on stream segments where the watershed area is 640 acres or more. This map depicts the 640-acre drainage points.

Combined Sewer Area Map
A map of Nashville's Combined Sewer Area, including outfalls. 

Greenways Interactive Map
The Greenways Interactive Map allows users to let Nashville know how they use greenways, where they think new greenway routes are needed, and where they think new trailheads improve access.  

Greenway Maps
This page has descriptions and links to maps of Nashville’s greenway, multi-use, paved, trails and a variety of trails within parks (both in alphabetical order). Click on each trail name to link to individual maps.

Overflow Abatement Program - Projects
A listing of overflow abatement related projects in Metro Nashville including a list of current projectscompleted projects, and a map for finding a project near you

Parcel Viewer
The Metro Planning Commission maintains this Web site to enhance public access to information about Parcels in Davidson County. This site contains detailed data such as ownership, zoning and permits as well as information on a variety of other layers.

Park Finder Interactive Map
This interactive map allows you to find specific parks or to search for parks by an activity. Water related activities include boating, camping, hiking, nature centers, and more. 

Plan To Play: Countywide Parks and Greenways Master Plan
Plan To Play is a Metro Parks and Recreation-led initiative for a countywide parks and greenways master plan, which will serve as a guide for future investments in and growth of Nashville's park system in the coming decades. The yearlong Plan To Play process includes an inventory of past and current plans, an analysis of programs and facility offerings, a benchmarking of peer cities, and an intensive public input process, including public meetings and surveys. This webpage includes additional information, surveys, a greenways interactive map, a video about the program, and more. 

Stormwater Management Manual Volume 5 - Low Impact Development
The Low Impact Development (LID) Manual is a site design approach that utilizes Green Infrastructure to meet a development site’s post development stormwater runoff water quality requirements. This approach satisfies the new MS4 Permit requirement to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or harvest and use the first inch of rain. Topics covered include: BioretentionUrban BioretentionPermeable PavementInfiltrationWater Quality SwalesExtended Detention PondsDownspout DisconnectionGrass ChannelsSheet FlowReforestationCisterns, and Green Roofs. Additional LID resources and information are available through Metro on this webpage, including a table of incentives for Green Infrastructure, an LID Site Design Tool, and a cistern design tool. Metro also offers this LID Manual Training Video to introduce manual methodology and describe how to build a site according to the manual, manual training slides, and an interactive map of LID sites in Metro Nashville. 

Water Access and Blueways
A number of rivers and streams are large enough to support use by recreational canoeists and kayakers, in Nashville. This webpage has information about public access points for paddlers. 

Cumberland Region GreenPrint
The GIS GreenPrint Tools for Quality Growth web-based publication fulfills the need for a regional GIS based decision making tool that can be used by local and state government planners to insure access to and knowledge of critical lands for conservation. The information in this report is intended to provide a better basis for decision making as projected impacts and costs of land use and transportation decisions are being made and land resource conservation priorities are included in local and regional plans.


Dam and Obstruction Related Pages and Resources
A variety of dam and dam removal related resources. Titles of related pages include How Dams Damage RiversHow Dams are RemovedMaps of Dams Removed in the USBenefits of Restoring Floodplains, and New dams Won't Solve Water Supply Needs.

Abandoned Mines Map
An interactive map of abandoned mines across the Appalachian region. 

Coal Ash Ponds of the Southeast 
An interactive map of coal ash ponds across the southeast. 

Spatial Data Downloads
iHeartMountains provides a variety of GIS datasets including 2009 Extent of Mining Survey files, 2012 Extent of Mining Survey files, and Reclamation Fail Survey Files.

Mountaintop Removal Maps
A variety of mountaintop removal maps.

Reclamation Fail Study / Map
A study and interactive map highlight the dearth of previously mined sites across Appalachia that have been reclaimed. 

An interactive map of communities and organizations with whom Climate Solutions University has worked or is working. Communities/Organizations in the Cumberland River Basin include the City of Cookeville and Putnam County, the Nashville Area Metropolitan Organization, and Sumner County. 

Cumberland River Basin 101
Basic information about the Cumberland River Basin and its watersheds, including interactive maps, water quality stressors, and recreational resources.

Cumberland River Basin Profiles
In depth profiles of the Cumberland River Basin, divided into four regions. Topics covered include history, natural features, waters value, our impacts on water, watershed management and more. 

Dam Inventory, Removal and Stream Restoration
In Nashville, it may come as a surprise that a complete picture of the location and number of dams does not even exist. Working with area volunteers, we are walking streams and inventorying dams. In so doing, we’re taking the first steps towards the eventual removal of those dams that are outdated and unnecessarily impacting water quality. With your help we can begin to reconnect our waterways! This website includes a Metro Nashville Dam Inventory Map and highlights the benefits of dam removal.

Recreation Resources
A number of webpages devoted to recreation in the Cumberland River Basin. These include a recreation map as well as pages dedicated to camping, fishing, hiking, motorboating, nature watching, and paddling

Water Quality Maps
These educational maps can help you determine the water quality of streams in your neighborhood. Download your watershed map to determine if it is safe to swim and fish in your stream and what you can do to protect local waterways.

About the Watershed
Basic information about the Harpeth River Watershed including natural features, archaeological and historic significance, and water quality challenges. This page includes a map of the Harpeth River Watershed, watershed species information, Harpeth River water quality information, and more. 

Water Quality Impairment Fact Sheet
This fact sheet contains information about water quality within the Harpeth River Watershed. It also contains instructions for using TDEC's interactive map portal, so that you can better use that tool to uncover the health of streams across the state.

Four Rivers Watershed Watch
Four Rivers Watershed Watch is a group a volunteers that conduct stream quality surveys on streams, rivers, and lakes in the Four Rivers Region of Kentucky. Through the group’s efforts, citizens are provided with the training necessary to monitor stream quality. The data collected by volunteers is used to help develop plans to enhance the streams for fishing, swimming, wildlife habitat and drinking water supply. This page includes a map of the Four Rivers region, as well as a 2016 Training & Sampling Schedule and Four Rivers Watch Brochure.

Project Map
A state map showing KY Waterways Alliance projects across the state. A number of Cumberland River Basin projects are shown including Kentucky Aquatic Resource Fund Projects and Outstanding State Resource Waters and Exceptional Waters, which KWA has had a hand in protecting. Stars in the map indicate places where KWA has helped support local watershed groups eorts and worked on watershed plans. Water droplets represent a groundbreaking partnerships with US Fish and Wildlife Service to fund protection, restoration and study of threatened and endangered aquatic species in Kentucky. 

Davidson County Open Space Plan
Nashville’s Open Space Plan, released in 2011, is an ongoing partnership between The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Office of the Mayor focused on protecting open space throughout Davidson County. It is a map for the strategic conservation and creation of green spaces, by both the public and private sectors, to protect the unique landscape of Middle Tennessee. The project includes a variety of opportunities – creating neighborhood parks and gardens, conserving hillsides and private parks, and protecting farms, forests and river corridors outside the urban core. The plan can be downloaded here. 

Mountain Goat Trail
Land Trust for Tennessee is partnering with the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance on a campaign to connect Monteagle and Tracy City via the Mountain Goat Trail over the next three years. The campaign will support land acquisition, grant matching, and other expenses involved in building this important resource for the area. A map of the area of interest is provided on this webpage, as well. 

Map of the Mill Creek Watershed.

Conservation Habitat Priorities Maps
These interactive maps were created in conjunction with the 2015 State Wildlife Plan. Maps include Aquatic Habitat Priorities and Associated Upstream Landscape PrioritiesPriorities Adjacent to Karst HabitatTerrestrial Habitat Priorities, and Combined Priorities for TN Terrestrial, Downstream Aquatic, and Adjacent Karst Habitats

Download the Southeast Early Detection Network App
There are apps that make it easy for you to identify, map and care for trees, as well as report tree pests to officials. A new phone application to identify tree pests and diseases that could affect Tennessee’s trees is now available for public use. Download the Southeast Early Detection Network app at iTunes or Google Play.

Habitat Conservation Plan - Natural Resources
An overview of the natural resources of the planning area. These pages contain information about: 1)Relevant best management practices and conservation solutions such as riparian buffers, low impact development, and conservation; 2) Relevant area recreational resources; 3) Area forestsstreams and rivers, and caves and karst; 4) Areabiology 5) Covered species in the HCP; 6) Species stressors.

Places We Protect
An interactive map and listing of places The Nature Conservancy protects in Tennessee. Within the Cumberland River Basin, The Nature Conservancy protects or has helped protect Gil and Johnston PreserveHubbard's CaveNorth Cumberland WMA and Frozen Head State ParkPogue CreekTaylor Hollow, and Washmorgan Hollow. This site includes a link to a timeline of Tennessee Milestones and an infographic summary of what the organization has accomplished in Tennessee.

Watershed Information
This webpage provides an overview of the Red River Watershed and highlights water quality challenges in the region. The site also includes a link to a map of the watershed

Watersheds 101
This site defines a watershed and provides background information specific to the Richland Creek Watershed. A separate webpage has an interactive map of the watershed. An additional pdf map is available here, which shows area streams as well as floodplains and floodways. 

Community Water-Energy Savings Calculator
The Community Water-Energy Savings Calculator is designed to provide an estimate of the amount of water, energy, CO2 and financial savings associated with indoor water efficiency improvements at the community level. 

Here you can search through River Network’s large compilation of publications, newsletters, tools, templates, and recorded webinars. The resources included here are intended to help you advance your work and spark innovation and new ideas.

Protecting Our Water and Health from Coal Ash
Nearly every major river in the Southeast has one or more lagoons on its banks holding slurries of coal ash from power plants. Containing hundreds of thousands of tons of toxin-laden waste, these pools are often unlined and have leaked arsenic, mercury, thallium, selenium, and other contaminants into the rivers and the underlying groundwater for years, if not decades. In Tennessee, SELC filed a lawsuit against Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for coal ash at the Gallatin Plant polluting the Cumberland River, which provides drinking water for 1.2 million residents downstream. To help Southerners find out more about risks to their communities, SELC and its partners launchedSoutheastCoalAsh.org, a website that provides an interactive map and database of 100 coal ash impoundments.

Blueway Maps and Gages
Interactive maps and stream gages on the Stones River Blueway. Maps include Riverine Landmarks of the Stones River WatershedAccess Points from the East Fork through Percy Priest to the CumberlandAccess Points on the West and Middle ForksAccesss Points on Stewart Creek. Stream gages include East Fork Gauge at Lascassas and West Fork Gauge at Murfreesboro.

Watershed Viewer
Find listings and information about fish species found in Cumberland River Basin HUC08 watersheds.

Citizen Action Guide to Watershed Assessment and Restoration (2015)
This 2015 guide provides citizens with steps for putting sound science to work in their watershed. Interested person or organizations can contact TEC at tec@tectn.org if they would like to schedule a training workshop that covers these materials. Contents include the action guide for watershed assessment and restoration itself as well as the following appendices: Appendix 1 – Watershed Science and MappingAppendix 2 – Stream Assessment FinalAppendix 3 – Guide to Restoration Activities FinalAppendix 3.1 Tennessee Cedar RevetmentsAppendix 3.2 – Guidance for Riparian Buffer plantings TDOF 2014Appendix 3.3 Combined Rain Garden Workshop GuideAppendix 4 – Guidance for EducatorsAppendix 5 – Permits and Reporting Environmental Violations (TDEC)Appendix 6 – Watershed Restoration Plan GuidanceAppendix 7 CWA overviewAppendix 8 – Glossary Final.

Find My Legislator
A tool for finding you TN State legislators. KY State legislators can be found on this webpage. Federal legislators can be found here. Local Kentucky County and City Officials can be found here. Local TN County and City Officials can be found here.

TN Landforms
TSRA provides a link to this TN landforms database. Landforms include waterfallssinkholes, and lakes, amongst other features. Over 800 waterfalls are listed. The site notes that some of these landforms are on private property, so get permission before you go check them out. Other formations are difficult to access because they are off-trail.


Green Infrastructure Resources
Explore green infrastructure related maps and apps in the Living Atlas, made readily available by your peers for you to leverage. Find imagery, demographic, and other relevant data that you can use to build your green infrastructure strategy.