JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Protecting watersheds is one thing, labeling them correctly is something else.
In the roll-out of a state program to place special signs identifying watersheds along interstates and state highways, crews posted a Nolichucky River watershed sign in the Watauga River watershed and vice versa along I-26 in Johnson City.
Tisha Calabrese-Benton, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, says, "We are in the process of correcting the signs. We have had a few across the state that were swapped."
The watershed sign program was announced in April 2007 with hopes of increasing public awareness in water resource protection. All 187 signs were installed by the end of March. Some apparently more than once.
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