blackwarrior-basin_mapBlack Warrior River Basin

Mission Statement: To enhance, restore and protect water resources and the aquatic ecosystem of the Black Warrior River Basin through a basin-wide public/private partnership.

Watershed at a Glance

  • Drains 6,392 square miles or 4,090,880 acres
  • Main stem and tributaries flow through 15 counties
  • The Black Warrior Watershed and Cahaba Watersheds are the only drainages contained completely within the State of Alabama.
  • Contains the second and third longest free-flowing rivers (Locust Fork and Mulberry Fork Rivers) in Alabama
  • Flows southward through Alabama from the confluence of the Locust, Mulberry and Sipsey Forks in North Alabama, through Tuscaloosa joining the Tombigbee River at Demopolis and flowing on through Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Major Land Uses: forestry, agriculture/pasture, urban, mining (coal)
  • Contains extensive coal deposits
  • Major Impoundments: Mainstem – Bankhead Lake, Holt Lake, Oliver Lake, Warrior Lake, Demopolis Lake; Locust Fork – Bayview Lake, Inland Lake; Sipsey Fork – Lewis Smith Lake; North River – Lake Tuscaloosa

Watershed Management Plan

Basin Documents

Title Type Size
pdf Map - Upper Black Warrior River pdf 6679 KB Download
pdf Map - Middle Black Warrior River pdf 6898 KB Download
pdf MAP - Lower Black Warrior River pdf 6042 KB Download
pdf Black Warrior River Basin Educational Newspaper Insert pdf 2339 KB Download
pdf Town Creek Watershed Management Plan, Walker County pdf 1926 KB Download