The Water Resources Program lessens the impact of land-based activities upon the waters of our state through the funding of voluntary on-the-ground improvements, educational efforts, and programs focused on the agricultural enterprises of Tennessee.
Water is our most precious natural resource. Tennessee has over 60,000 miles of streams, approximately 536,000 acres of lakes and about 787,000 acres of wetlands. Clean water promotes public health, agriculture, manufacturing, recreation, and serves as the foundation of a healthy environment. Through this program, and those of the many partnering agencies throughout the state, Tennesseans can reap the benefits of clean water. For more information, contact John McClurkan, Administrator, at (615) 837-5225 or john.mcclurkan@.tn.gov. You may also contact specific people through our Employee Directory.