tombigbee-basin_mapTombigbee River Basin

Mission Statement: To improve, maintain and promote the protection of water quality in the Tombigbee 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: 13,756 Square Miles (7,660 in Alabama; 6,096 in Mississippi)
  • Major Land Uses: forestry, agriculture (pasture, crops)
  • Includes all or parts of 13 Alabama counties
  • Major Impoundments in Alabama - Aliceville, Gainesville and Demopolis
  • Originates in northwest Mississippi, flowing through eastern Mississippi and western Alabama
  • Joined by the Black Warrior River at Demopolis
  • Becomes the Mobile River at its confluence with the Alabama River
  • Drains to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Tenn-Tom Waterway connection allows access from Gulf of Mexico to Tennessee River (Pickwick Reservoir) and beyond

Watershed Management Plan

Basin Documents

Lower Tombigbee Riverbank Erosion Project Brochure

May 4, 2017, 11:13 AM by Tony Oravet
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