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About Alabama's rivers

by Katie Shaddix last modified February 23, 2012 04:54 PM

Your guide to your rivers.

Alabama has over 77,000 miles of rivers and streams with more freshwater species living in them than in any other state in the nation

This is your place to learn about those rivers.

Table of Contents:

(Click links below for more information.)


Your Rivers

Your Health

Threats to Alabama's Rivers

How to Protect Your River


Your Rivers

About Alabama's Rivers

Your Health

Your Drinking Water

Your food sources

  • Fish Consumption Advisories: U.S. state departments of health issue advisories on which fish to avoid. The lists are aggregated here on this EPA site.
    • Green Sunfish
  • Seafood Selector
    The Environmental Defense Fund recommends which fish are good for you and for the oceans. The site includes portable pocket guides for seafood and sushi (PDFs), and a mobile phone application for its seafood and sushi selectors.
  • FishWatch
    This site, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), offers detailed information on the sustainability of various species and tips on shopping for and/or catching your own seafood.

Threats to Alabama's Rivers

Not Enough Water

Polluted Water

Protect Your River

Learn how to protect Your River

Get Involved

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