With the state’s population expected to reach more than one million by 2025, a growing number of rural areas are facing severe water problems.
But, in some areas, it’s not just water problems that are getting the attention of the Cumberlands.
It’s also the land itself, according to Robert L. Brown, an emeritus professor of forestry and environmental management at the University of Tennessee.
Brown says the Cumberlander system of land ownership and water management is the “single most important factor” that’s keeping water in Cumberland County from flowing to the Cumberlanders.
He says the system includes multiple government agencies, including the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which regulates the Cumberlantic River system.
The Cumberland Farmers Market has seen a massive influx of business from farmers in the last few years.
Brown says the market is a major source of income for the county.
He believes that the water problems are related to those issues and that there’s been a “catastrophic failure” of the land and water.
Brown points to the massive increase in fish stocks that have developed in Cumberlands waterways, which is why the Cumberlas have been trying to work with local farmers to develop fish hatcheries and other fisheries programs.
He also says that many Cumberlands residents are frustrated with the current water management plans.
In the past, Cumberland residents have had to contend with a lack of access to the river and a shortage of drinking water.
It was only after the state began providing water, Brown says, that water managers started to improve the situation.
But Brown says that the Cumberlocations lack of water resources has caused problems.
He says the water has been very contaminated and has also become a breeding ground for invasive species.
“It’s the main reason why people have been affected,” he says.
Brown’s research has focused on the Cumberling’s water system.
His research has found that water in the Cumberler watershed is in some places up to 400 times less than it should be.
He has also documented a growing decline in the amount of fish in the water system, which has caused many residents to consider moving their businesses away from the Cumberls.
He is now asking people to keep an eye on their water supply, and to check their water supplies regularly to see if there are any problems.
Brown is also urging local communities to do their part by looking at the way they manage their water and the quality of their water.
He encourages people to look for ways to improve their water quality and the amount that they use.
If you have information that could help solve this crisis, please call the Department of Conservation at (615) 463-1150.