Discovering Alabama
Alabama has more than 70,000 miles of streams and rivers with an annual freshwater flow greatly exceeding that of all but a few other states. This remarkable abundance of water resources has attracted the attention of many leading scientists, who today proclaim Alabama the “aquatic state.” Tihese experts have determined that Alabama’s river habitats are among the most biologically diverse in the world. The virtual field trips below overview Alabama’s major rivers, highlights their significance in Alabama’s history, and explores key issues confronting the environmental health and biodiversity of the state’s streams and freshwater resources.
River Videos