Cahaba Riverkeeper


David Butler
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The Cahaba River stretches for 190 miles across central Alabama and is the primary source of potable water for the city of Birmingham and its surrounding communities. The Cahaba watershed covers 1,870 square miles, flowing through eight counties. From its spring-fed origin on the Cahaba Mountain northeast of Birmingham, the first 100 miles of the river is mountainous with steep banks, high bluffs, and rocky shoals. After another 44 miles, the river flattens then empties into the Alabama River and, eventually, into the Gulf of Mexico. 


4650 Old Looney Mill Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35243