Our Streams

Streams and Tributaries


The City of Murfreesboro is located in the Stones River Watershed which is part of the larger Cumberland River Watershed. The city drains to either the East or West Forks of the Stones River.

Middle Fork Stones River

Major Streams and Tributaries


  • Stones River
  • Sinking Creek
  • Bushman Creek
  • Bear Branch
  • Puckett Creek
  • Spence Creek
  • Overall Creek
  • Black Fox Spring
  • Town Creek
  • Armstrong Branch
Sinking Creek

Exceptional Streams


“In general, these are waterbodies with good water quality, important ecological values, valuable recreational uses, and outstanding scenery.” - TDEC
  • Dry Branch
  • Bear Branch
  • Sinking Creek
  • West Fork Stones River

What Stream Do You Live Near?


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What Stream Do You Live Near