America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Tennessee Drought

Tennessee ranks in the middle of the pack for its efforts to address its overall drought threat. It has taken very few steps to address future risks except to publish limited information on how climate change may affect drought.



For more information on how prepared Tennessee is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Tennessee Taking Action?

  • The North Central Water Resources Regional Planning Pilot discusses the potential for increased pressure on drinking water supplies and environmental uncertainties because of climate change
  • There is no evidence that the state has begun to develop a detailed, statewide climate change adaptation plan covering drought across the sectors examined
  • Tennessee is taking strong action to prepare for its current risks through its Hazard Mitigation Plan and its Drought Management Plan