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Stones River Watershed (05130203) of the Cumberland River Basin – Group 2 (2002)

On October 20, 2014, TDEC hosted a watershed event for the Stones River Watershed. This was the fourth event focusing on the Stones River watershed since we started implementing the watershed management approach in 1996. This meeting brought together many different agencies, groups, schools and citizens who live work and play in this watershed. Displays filled the dining hall at the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro and offered a great chance for hands on education for all ages.

Some partners in attendance: TDEC Division of Water Resources, Stones River Watershed Association, Cumberland River Compact, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation, Friends of the Greenway, Discovery Center, Middle Tennessee State University, MTSU Stormwater Program, Motlow State Community College, Rutherford County, Stones River National Battlefield, Metro Nashville, City of Murfreesboro, City of Lebanon, City of Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, UT Extension, US Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Department of Agriculture-319 Program, Tennessee State Parks, Water City USA

Water Quality Management Plan

Stones River Watershed Map

The Stones River Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Cannon, Davidson, Rutherford and Wilson Counties. The Stones River Watershed is approximately 921 square miles and drains to the Cumberland River.

The Stones River Watershed has five Designated Natural Areas:

There are 69 Documented Rare Plant and Animal Species in the Stones River Watershed.

Other sites within the Stones River Watershed include:

  • Stones River National Battlefield, site of a Civil War battle, contains the Hazen Brigade Monument, the oldest Civil war monument still in its original position.
  • Cannonsburg Pioneer Village, a living museum of early Southern life, built to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation has also completed a 10-mile extension of the Stones River Greenway, a tree-shaded trail for walking/cycling. This paved path runs alongside beautiful woods and winds along the river.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 - Description of the Stones River Watershed

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Stones River Watershed

Chapter 4 (1.31mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Stones River Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Stones River Watershed

Chapter 6 - Future Plans

Title Page for Stones River Watershed

Appendices: Appendix I, Appendix II, Appendix III, Appendix IV, Appendix V

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Stones River - Total Maximum Daily Load for siltation and habitat alteration in the Stones River Watershed. Approved 10/31/2002.

Stones River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Low Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients in the Stones River Watershed in Cannon, Davidson, Rutherford and Wilson Counties. Approved 05/16/2008.

Stones River - Total Maximum Daily Load for E. coli in the Stones River Watershed in Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. Approved 06/19/2012.