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  Alabama | State Parks
Cahaba River NWR is one of nation's newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact.
Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail.
The Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers have been important commercial waterways since the earliest settlers moved inland and built homes along the riverbanks.
www.recreationfinder.com /alabama-parks.htm   (1938 words)

  Tombigbee River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is one of two major rivers, along with the Alabama River, that unite to form the short Mobile River before it empties into Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.
The river provides one of the principal routes of commercial navigation in the southern United States, navigable along much of its length through locks and connected in its upper reaches to the Tennessee River via the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Historically, the beginning of the river was in northern Monroe County, by the confluence of and Town Creek (also known as West Fork Tombigbee River) and East Fork Tombigbee River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tombigbee_River   (390 words)

 General Information
Chattahoochee River from junction with Apalachicola and Flint Rivers at RM 0 to Columbus, Georgia at RM 155 and Flint River, from junction with Apalachicola and Chattahoochee Rivers at RM 0 to Bainbridge, Georgia, at RM 28.
Ohio River: From junction with the Mississippi River at RM 0 to junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at RM 981.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: From its confluence with the Tennessee River to the Warrior River at Demopolis, Tennessee.
www.iwr.usace.army.mil /newusersboard/FuelTaxedWaterways.htm   (662 words)

 TOMBIGBEE RIVER PHOTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tombigbee River is the most phosphorus-rich meteorite known, with abundant low-Ni schreibersite ribbons accounting for 9-15% by area.
Tombigbee River has a trace-element composition similar to that of the low-Ir IIAB irons (IIB), but with differences significant enough to rule out simple formation by a higher degree of fractionation of IIB metal.
Although Tombigbee River was initially classified as an ungrouped iron, it shared a similar composition with two other iron meteorites, Bellsbank and La Primitiva.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/9278/protected_TOMBIG.HTM   (540 words)

 towboat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
River transportation is filled with the potential for serious injury or death.
The river is the Tombigbee River and this happened to be the record high water ever for that area.
The river current was so very treacherous that we were forced to drop down to the bridge in the slack(er) water on the left descending bank and when we got down to the bridge, we uncoupled the boat from the barges and let the barges drift down under the bridge.
www.onr.com /user/rleo/More/towboat.htm   (1461 words)

 Tombigbee River --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The river flows south and southeast for nearly 525 miles (845 km) to merge with the Alabama River; the two form the Mobile River, about 45 miles (70 km) north of Mobile, Ala.
The river is navigable, and with the Tombigbee it forms a link in the inland waterway between Mobile and Birmingham.
The Tombigbee and Tennessee River Hills occupy a 120-mile (193-kilometer) strip along the Alabama border in the northeast.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9072828&query=nantahala   (922 words)

 Historical Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first known recommendation to build a water transportation route connecting the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers was made by a French explorer, the Marquis de Montcalm, to Louis XV of France in about 1760 or 1770.
At that time, rivers were the only practical means of transporting supplies and commerce from the coastal settlements to the hinterlands.
A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south.
www.tenntom.org /history3.htm   (1062 words)

 Tennessee River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River.
The Tennessee is formed at the confluence of the Holston and French Broad Rivers on the east side of Knoxville, Tennessee.
The placement of the TVA's Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee and the Corps' Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River directly led to the creation of Land Between the Lakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tennessee_River   (378 words)

 USGS NAWQA Mobile River Basin
The Mobile River basin is the sixth largest basin in the Nation and the fourth largest in terms of streamflow.
Flow in the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers is generally regulated by upstream reservoirs, flood-control and navigational locks and dams, and hydroelectric plants.
Reservoirs on the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers and their tributaries are also used for drinking water and recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating.
al.water.usgs.gov /pubs/mobl/basin-description.html   (1106 words)

 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The state's principal river systems include the Tombigbee, now joined with the Tennessee to form the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway, in the northeastern section; the Pascagoula in the southeast; the Pearl in the south central section; and the Mississippi and its tributaries, notably the Yazoo and the Big...
The Cumberland Plateau region drains to the northwest through the Tennessee River and the often deep valleys of its tributaries, with much water retained in three large, scenic lakes formed in the 1930s by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The river begins with the joining of the Holston and French Broad rivers east of Knoxville, Tenn. From there it follows a U-shaped course of 652 miles (1,049...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9071697?tocId=9071697   (953 words)

 454: A Review of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PEER’s review of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District (TRVWMD) is a “cycle review.” PEER cycle reviews are not driven by specific complaints or allegations of misconduct.
The statutes creating the district grant it broad discretionary authority to utilize, develop, conserve, and regulate the waters of the Tombigbee River, its tributaries, and its overflow waters (e.g., associated creeks, ponds, lakes) for a wide array of purposes including, but not limited to, flood control, recreational uses, and economic development.
The TRVWMD has chosen to address the risk of flooding in the Tombigbee River Basin, primarily through tributary clearing and bank stabilization, as well as bridge replacement and repair.
www.peer.state.ms.us /454.html   (761 words)

 Tombigbee River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Tombigbee watershed encompasses much of the rural (A plain adjacent to a coast) coastal plain of western Alabama and northeastern Mississippi, flowing generally southward.
It is formed in northeastern Mississippi, in northern (Click link for more info and facts about Monroe County) Monroe County, by the confluence of the East Fork Tombigbee River and Oldtown Creek.
It flows south through Aberdeen Lake near (A town in western Washington) Aberdeen, and Columbus Lake near (The state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University) Columbus.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/to/tombigbee_river.htm   (314 words)

 About the Tombigbee River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Originating in Mississippi, the Tombigbee River enters Alabama at Aliceville Lake in Pickens County.
Below the confluence with the Black Warrior River, near Demopolis, Alabama, is the lower portion of the basin.
The remaining 2,265 acres is composed of typical bottomland hardwood associated with the Tombigbee River Basin.
wkrg.iewatershed.com /index.php?pagename=ow_watershed_tombigbee_river   (1043 words)

 USGS NAWQA Mobile River Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The trends identified for the Alabama River at Claiborne, and Tombigbee River near Coffeeville, Ala.
The loads for the Tombigbee River and the Alabama River were third and fourth highest after the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River for major streams draining into the Gulf of Mexico.
The total nitrogen load for the Tombigbee River is around 2 percent of the load and the phosphorus load is about 3 percent that of the Mississippi River.
al.water.usgs.gov /pubs/mobl/trendsloads.html   (569 words)

 Tombigbee River on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tombigbee River meteorite (A-F) (DeSotoville meteorite), Choctaw Co., Alabama, USA : 6 pieces believed to be from same fall found in Choctaw and Sumter counties from 1859-1886 (a line 16 km long).
The river is the Tombigbee River and this happened to be the record...
Cruise the Mississippi river to Memphis, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Galveston on the Intracoastal Waterway, Atchafalaya, Red, Tombigbee and Ouachita rivers.
www.siuk.org.uk /schb/tombigbee_river.html   (387 words)

 Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Warrior-Tombigbee stretches from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to its deepwater terminus at the Port of Mobile.
From the coal-rich Warrior Basin, the Black Warrior River flows west and south 165 river miles to its juncture with the Tombigbee River at
The conflu- of the Tombigbee and the Alabama creates the Mobile River, which flows 45 miles to the seaport at Mobile.
mts.tamug.tamu.edu /War_Tom_River/warriortom.html   (1149 words)

 Tallapoosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Committee shall focus on the Alabama and Tombigbee River Basins and surrounding watersheds.
The Alabama River Basin is defined as the watershed from the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers to the confluence with the Tombigbee River.
The Tombigbee River Basin is defined as the watershed from the headwaters to the confluence with the Alabama River, excluding the Black Warrior River Basin.
www.mwwssb.com /tombigbee/principles/principles_1.html   (290 words)

 THE TOMBIGBEE ENIGMA  Between about 1800 and 1820
The 1805 tax roll shows that he owned 640 acres of the first quality on the west side of the Tombigbee river opposite the mouth of the cut-off, 1 house of 37 feet by 18 feet, three outhouses, 25 acres developed, $3 per acre, total assessed value $1920.
A Thomas Carson was a juror at the superior court at McIntosh Bluff, Alabama in September of 1802.
Carson" had a home on the Tombigbee River, a very few miles from the confluence with the Alabama River, and the date marked by her name was "1813".
www.carsonsofbrazoscounty.com /Tombigbee.htm   (2025 words)

 Kleinschmidt - Energy & Water Resource Consultants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Tombigbee River Basin lies in western Alabama and part of eastern Mississippi, and covers parts of 14 counties in Alabama.
Kleinschmidt was retained by the Alabama Clean Water Partnership to develop the river basin management plan for the Tombigbee River.
The holistic river basin plan will identify environmental concerns, challenges, and impairments; and provide stakeholders with reasonable courses of action to protect, restore and maintain the chemical, physical, biological, and habitat integrity of aquatic ecosystems.
www.kassociates.com /wr/pds/tombigbee_plan.htm   (255 words)

 Tombigbee River, Alabama
In Alabama, the Tombigbee River flows from the Fall Line Hill region of west Alabama to the lower Coastal Plain.
In Alabama, the Tombigbee River begins in Aliceville Lake on the Mississippi-Alabama border.
From Coffeeville Lake to Jackson, Alabama, the Tombigbee River is free flowing.
www.outdooralabama.com /fishing/freshwater/where/rivers/t   (312 words)

 Wildernet - Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
Description - The Tombigbee River was originally navigable by early shallow-draft steamboats from Mobile Bay to Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi.
As part of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1946, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to plan for a canal between the Tennessee and the Tombigbee Rivers.
The river section of the waterway stretches from Demopolis, Alabama north to Amory, Mississippi and encompasses 149 miles and four locks and dams, Howell Heflin Lock, Tom Bevill Lock, John C. Stennis Lock, and Aberdeen Lock.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaID=MSLKTNTO&CU_ID=1   (661 words)

 Tombigbee National Forest Information
The term "Tombigbee" might mean "coffin-maker" or "river of coffins." Strange name for a National Forest but it illustrates the Forest's connection to the nearby Tombigbee River and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations.
By the time DeSota left the area, the river was reported to be "full of the dead" from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and so it came to be called Tombigbee River.
The Tombigbee National Forest is convenient to the Natchez Trace, initially a hunting trail and later a post road for the growing United States.
www.forestcamping.com /dow/southern/tominfo.htm   (346 words)

 Inland Rivers in the USA
Remember that inside the main river locks by Navy Pier, and inside the O'Brien Locks on the Calumet, the water levels are controlled and during flood/drought conditions clearances may vary widely.
Anchoring in old loop of Tombigbee river (south of lock, mile 330-331): north part is very shallow; south part of loop was full of barges just inside entrance (but later a local told me definitely you can get past and there are houses with docks up there; would be right next to downtown).
Current down the Tennessee River near the Tenn-Tom junction was 0.3 to 0.6 knots in 7/2003.
www.geocities.com /bill_dietrich/PlacesInlandUSA.html   (11667 words)

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This small cache of pyrite/marcasite coprolite was found in a small underwater cave/cut in the river.
This is from a prehistoric "Spiny Shark" that presumably inhabited these caves/cuts and left their droppings to become fossilized.
The piling/mound twisting is caused by passage of the fecal material through a bone-like flap in the anus.
www.indiana9fossils.com /Coprolite/Shark.htm   (816 words)

As a result, the area was divided into the Natchez District west of Pearl River and the Tombigbee or Mobile District east of Pearl River.
Washington County, in the Tombigbee District, was created on June 4, 1800 by proclamation of Governor Winthrop Sargent of the Mississippi Territory, and named in honor of General George Washington.
Now located in the southwestern part of Alabama, Washington County is bounded by Choctaw County to the north, the Tombigbee River to the east, across which lie Clarke and Baldwin Counties, by Mobile County to the South and by the State of Mississippi to the West.
members.aol.com /JORDANJM2/washingtn.html   (556 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Tombigbee River
From the Tennessee River to the Mobile Basin, from Eufaula to the Tombigbee River, the bald eagle is now a common sight.
Bigelow was on the Tombigbee River this morning bringing a boat to Columbus from the Gulf Coast and said he'd seen more than a dozen boats on the river fleeing the storm's path.
Spotting an alligator in the back waters of the Tombigbee River may not be an uncommon occurrence this time of year, but officials say they aren't worried about an over population of the reptiles in the Golden Triangle...
geography.surfwax.com /files/Tombigbee_River.html   (1543 words)

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