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Floodplain Marsh

Floodplain marshes occur primarily along large rivers or sometimes along small- to medium-sized rivers that are sluggish with meandering and often braided channels. In Tennessee, notable floodplain marshes are found along the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Wolf Rivers. Historically prior to the damming of many of Tennessee's river systems, marsh communities were likely more common, especially along the lower Tennessee and lower Cumberland Rivers, areas now covered by Kentucky and Barkley reservoirs. 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER ALLUVIAL PLAIN

NORTHERN HOLOCENE MEANDER BELTS ECOREGION

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY LOESS PLAINS

LOESS PLAIN MEANDER BELT ECOREGION

SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS

TRANSITION HILLS ECOREGION
  • Transition Hills Floodplain Marsh

INTERIOR PLATEAUS

WESTERN VALLEY ECOREGION

WESTERN HIGHLAND RIM ECOREGION

NASHVILLE BASIN ECOREGION

SOUTHWESTERN APPALACHIANS

SEQUATCHIE VALLEY ECOREGION

CENTRAL APPALACHIANS

CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS

RIDGE AND VALLEY

SOUTHERN CALCAREOUS VALLEYS ECOREGION

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS 

SEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

IGNEOUS MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

MONTANE BASINS ECOREGION

DOLOMITE COVES ECOREGION