Alabama River Basin
Mission Statement: To improve, maintain and promote the protection of water quality in the Alabama River Basin to meet the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act goals while fostering wise economic development through private/public basin-wide partnerships.
Watershed at a Glance
- Drainage Area: 5,956 square miles within the state of Alabama
- Major Land Uses: Forestry, Agriculture (pastures, crops)
- Includes all or parts of 13 counties
- Major impoundments: Robert F. Henry (near Benton, AL), Millers Ferry (near Camden), and Claiborne (near Monroeville)
- Originates near Fort Toulouse in Wetumpka, AL where the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers meet
- The Cahaba River joins the Alabama River near Selma
- Joins the Tombigbee River south of Jackson, AL to form the Mobile River
- Drains to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico
- Source: Alabama River Basin Management Plan, ACWP 2005.