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Watersheds (12 digit HUC)

This statewide watershed coverage (12 digit HUC)  was provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  The coverage is in ArcView shapefile format and  has been compressed with WinZip.  Readme and draft metadata files are included in the zipped file. For questions concerning these data contact Mike Hart atmike.hart@usda.gov

Projection: Geographic 
Units: Decimal Degrees
Datum: NAD 83


Download Watershed Coverage
(7 meg)


Detailed Streams (1:100,000)

Detailed stream coverage at 1:100,000 compiled from EPA River Reach 3 files.  

 

Projection: Geographic
Units: Decimal Degrees
Datum: NAD83
 

Download tn_streams.zip
(approximately 15 meg)

Scenic Rivers

The Scenic Rivers Program was established in 1968 with the passage of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Act. Since passage of this act, the General Assembly has designated sections of 13 rivers as State Scenic Rivers. Many of these Scenic Rivers are managed cooperatively with other local, state and federal agencies as well as with non-governmental organizations. The Scenic Rivers Program seeks to preserve valuable selected rivers, or sections thereof, in their free-flowing natural or scenic conditions and to protect their water quality and adjacent lands. The program seeks to preserve within the scenic rivers system itself, several different types and examples of river areas, including mountain streams and deep gorges of east Tennessee, the pastoral rivers of middle Tennessee, and the swamp rivers of west Tennessee. State Scenic Rivers are managed according to the Rules for the Management of Tennessee Natural Resource Areas.


For more information on the Scenic Rivers go to the TDEC Natural Heritage website

Projection: Geographic
Units: Decimal Degrees
Datum: NAD83

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