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Tennessee Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Tennessee Lakes and Rivers Map
Tennessee Rivers Shown on the Map:   Buffalo River, Clinch River, Cumberland River, Duck River, Elk River, Hatchie River, Hiwassee River, Holston River, Mississippi River, Obion River, Sequatchie River, Tennessee River and Wolf River.

Tennessee Lakes Shown on the Map:   Center Hill Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Douglas Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Kentucky Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, South Holston Lake, Tims Ford Lake and Watts Bar Lake.


 Tennessee Stream and River Levels
Tennessee river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Tennessee. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Tennessee river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Tennessee Stream and River Level Alerts
Tennessee water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Tennessee stream and river level alerts.


 Tennessee Water Publications
Tennessee precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Tennessee. View the water resource publications for Tennessee here.


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 Tennessee Drought Map
Tennessee drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Tennessee drought map here.




 Tennessee Precipitation Map
Tennessee precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Tennessee and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Tennessee precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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