Alabama Irrigation Project & Water Management

Even in a water rich state like Alabama, where average annual rainfall is plentiful,  agricultural irrigation can provide the difference between success and failure. Ask anyone who has a backyard garden. For the medium and large-scale farming operations, though, irrigation is not a widely-used practice in Alabama. The absence of irrigation has probably contributed to the decline in agriculture … [Read more...]

Water: The Resource We Can’t Take For Granted

Alabama is a water-rich state. Alabama has 77,000 miles of rivers and stream and ranks sixth in the nation for the most continuously-flowing streams. Our waters sustain us physically, recreationally and economically. Alabama also has 47 reservoirs larger than 500 acres that cover 551,220 acres and 23 Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes. The waters of Alabama provide a major economic … [Read more...]