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Cheatham Lake Watershed (05130202) of the Cumberland River Basin – Group 5 (2008)

Water Quality Management Plan

Cheatham Lake Watershed Map

The Cheatham Lake Watershed is located in Middle Tennessee and includes parts of Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner and Williamson counties. It is approximately 647 square miles and drains to the Cumberland River. There are 60 known rare plant and animal species in the Cheatham Lake Watershed. Other sites within the Cheatham Lake Watershed include:

  • Cheatham Wildlife Management Area is a 20,800-acre property in Cheatham County managed by TWRA.
  • Mill Creek Bottoms Greenway currently includes three distinct segments which are either completed or under construction. Learn more at
  • Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” comprise 2684 acres and are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. Learn more at

Table of Contents

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Summary - Cheatham Lake Watershed

Chapter 1 - Watershed Approach to Water Quality

Chapter 2 (1.5mb) - Description of the Cheatham Lake Watershed

Chapter 3 - Water Quality Assessment of the Cheatham Lake Watershed

Chapter 4 (33.5mb) - Point and Nonpoint Source Characterization of the Cheatham Lake Watershed

Chapter 5 - Water Quality Partnerships in the Cheatham Lake Watershed

Chapter 6 - Restoration Strategies

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

Waters with EPA Approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Lower Cumberland (Cheatham Lake) - A Total Maximum Daily Load for E. Coli in the Lower Cumberland (Cheatham Lake) Watershed in Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner and Williamson Counties. Approved 04/17/2008.