References

Master, Lawrence L. Stephanie R. Flack and Bruce A. Stein, eds. 1998. Rivers of Life : Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia.

McGregor, Stuart W. A Mussel Survey of the Streams Draining Bankhead National Forest and the Oakmulgee Division of the Talladega National Forest, Alabama, 1992. Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

O’neil, Patrick E. & Shepard, Thomas E. Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Cahaba River Watershed, A Summary Report. 1997. Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee. Draft Interim Report of the Natural Resources/Conservation Subcommittee. January 2000.

WEBSITES
One problem with utilizing websites as a source of information is that the website locations frequently change making links outdated or impossible to relocate. We apologize in advance for any missing links below.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
EPA, Surf your Watershed

SPECIES DIVERSITY
Blue Shiner, endangered fish

Goldline darter, threatened fish

Round rocksnail, Flat pebblesnail and Cylindrical lioplax, threatened and endangered snails
https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=G08D
https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=G07F
https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=G072

Mitchell’s Satyr, endangered butterfly

Painted rocksnail, threatened snail species, final rule
https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=G08B

TRIBUTARIES
HISTORY
THREATS

PROTECTION ACTIVITIES

Cahaba River Authority

Cahaba River Coalition

Cahaba River Basin Project
http://www.cahabariver.com/frames_home.htm

Cahaba River Society
http://www.cahabariversociety.org/

ECONOMY / LAND USE / DEMOGRAPHICS

HYDROLOGIC MODIFICATIONS

WATER SUPPLY / USE

RECREATION / POINTS OF INTEREST

Cahaba River Publishing
http://www.cahabariverpublishing.com/

Alabama Small Boats
http://www.alsmallboats.com/

PROTECTED AREAS

Oak Moutain State Park

Paul M. Grist State Park

Tannehill State Park
http://www.tannehill.org/

Bibb County Glades
http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/alabama/preserves/art902.html
EXPERTS IN THE BASIN

Randy Haddock, Field Director
Cahaba River Society
Expertise: aquatic ecology

Paul Kennedy, Executive Director
CaWaCo RC&D
Expertise:

Larry Davenport
Samford University
Expertise: Cahaba Lily

QUOTES
“Half of all extinctions in North America have occurred in the Mobile River Basin, and the Cahaba River is the geographic heart of that basin.” (Keith)

PHOTOS

Photo of Cahaba / Alabama junction before Miller’s Ferry. Hoole library? AL Power archives? ??