Old Hickory Watershed

Old Hickory watershed

About the Old Hickory Watershed watershed

Drainage Area

983 square miles

Notable Tributaries


  • Davidson County, TN
  • Macon Cunty, TN
  • Robertson County. TN
  • Smith County, TN
  • Sumner County, TN
  • Trousdale County, TN 
  • Wilson County, TN

Waters that flow through the Old Hickory Lake watershed eventually make their way to an impounded section of the Cumberland River known as Old Hickory Lake, a reservoir created by an Army Corps of Engineers in 1954. At 983 square miles, the Old Hickory Lake Watershed is the biggest of the four in the region.

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