Bacteriological and Fishing Advisories


When the waters in Tennessee are found to have high bacteria levels or when fish are contaminated and pose a potential risk to people, we want to make sure that the citizens of Tennessee are aware of those threats to public health. The department notifies citizens when the waters are not safe to swim in and/or that the fish are not safe to eat. We do that through news releases, posting of warning signs and updating our advisories list.

For more information about streams, rivers, and reservoirs posted for bacteriological or fish tissue contamination, in addition to the contact listed below, you can always call 1-888-891-TDEC (8332) or e-mail AskTDEC .

This Page Last Updated: July 10, 2024 at 10:21 AM