The Lower Cumberland Sycamore Watershed (HUC 05130202) covers approximately 1,576 square miles in central Tennessee. It is characterized by hills and plateaus, with the Cumberland River flowing through the center of the watershed. The hydrology of the watershed is influenced by both surface water and groundwater, with numerous streams and springs feeding into the river. Specific snowpack data for the area is not readily available, but the watershed experiences regular winter precipitation in the form of snow and ice. The reservoirs in the watershed are primarily used for hydroelectric power generation and recreation, and they contain typical constituents such as sediment, nutrients, and organic matter. Interesting climatic facts include the area's humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters, and the potential for severe weather events such as thunderstorms and tornadoes. Trends in the area include increasing urbanization and associated impacts such as increased impervious surfaces and decreased water quality.