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 North River Watershed Management Plan, Tuscaloosa County pdf 1933 KB Download
pdf Mulberry Fork Watershed Management Plan pdf 2039 KB Download
pdf Dry Creek Watershed Management Plan, Blount County pdf 3550 KB Download
pdf Black Branch Watershed Management Plan, Walker County pdf 2134 KB Download
jpg Map - Black Warrior River Basin Land Use (Agriculture) jpg 1347 KB Download