Twelve Months of Alabama Rivers!

Alabama Water Watch works to protect Alabama’s precious water resources by training citizens to collect credible water quality data from rivers, lakes, and other local waterbodies.  Educating people about Alabama’s waters and helping them to find a meaningful connection to their watershed is an important part of what we do.

Lucky for us, Alabama has so much to offer in the way of water resources, it is easy to foster these connections.  With 132,000 miles of streams and rivers, Alabama can call itself “the River State”. Moreover, each river has a unique set of flora and fauna, geology, culture and history that can provide you with a lifetime’s worth of learning.

How much do you know about your own river basin? Check out AWW’s Twelve Months of Alabama Rivers  campaign to test your knowledge and learn more. During each month of 2021, we will be publishing blog articles and social media posts that highlight the unique and interesting characteristics of each of the state’s major river basins.

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Upcoming Events

Rivers of Alabama Course with AU OLLI
January 25th – March 8th 2021
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Info Coming Soon!
Virtual Alabama Water Watch Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop

How to Design and Install a Rain Garden
Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshop
hosted by ACES Water Program
Free online workshop via Zoom
March 11th-12th 2021

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2021 Virtual Mountains to the Gulf Excursion
Hosted by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education
March 22nd – 26th 2021
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All Basin Banter with Bill Webinars on Wednesdays at 12(noon) Central Time

  • March 31 – Basin Banter with Bill – Black Warrior – Registration Open
  • April 28 – Basin Banter with Bill – Cahaba – Registration Open
  • May 19 – Basin Banter with Bill – Coosa – Registration Open
  • June 30 – Basin Banter with Bill – Tallapoosa – Registration Open
  • July 21 – Basin Banter with Bill – Alabama – SAVE THE DATE
  • Aug 18 – Basin Banter with Bill – Coastal Plain Streams & Chattahoochee – SAVE THE DATE
  • Sept 22 – Basin Banter with Bill – Mobile, Tensaw, Tombigbee – SAVE THE DATE
  • Oct 20 – Basin Banter with Bill – Tennessee – SAVE THE DATE

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Alabama Water Watch Annual Meeting

June 26th, 2021


Upcoming Rivers of Alabama Course

Travel down rivers through time to encounter the rich human history and natural wonders that have defined Alabama. Along the way, we will celebrate an array of magnificent rivers filled with unique plants and animals, shaped over the ages by a remarkably diverse geology. Accept the challenge to restore and protect our rivers for their economic, cultural, and ecological benefits, but most of all because it is the right thing to do.

Join Dr. Bill Deutsch and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University as they journey through Rivers of Alabama, a 7-week Zoom course that will allow participants to explore the wonders and mysteries of Alabama’s Rivers.

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2020 Alabama Fish Advisories

What are the Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories?

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) sample fish in Alabama’s rivers, streams, and lakes, to compile the Annual Alabama Fish Consumption Advisory. Fish Consumption Advisories provide information and recommendations about eating fish from Alabama rivers and lakes that may be contaminated. This information enables people to make more informed choices about the types of fish they eat, and how much to consume.

You can view the full advisory document on the ADPH website: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/tox/assets/al-fish-advisory-2020.pdf

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