conecuh-sepulga-blackwater-basin_mapConecuh, Sepulga, and Blackwater River Basin

Mission Statement: To preserve, protect, and enhance water quality, bio-diversity, and habitat of the Conecuh, and SepulgaRiver Basins to meet the goals of the Clean Water Act through basin-wide public/private partnerships.

Watershed at a Glance

  • The Conecuh River originates in Bullock County near Union Springs, joins the Sepulga in Escambia County, crossing the Florida line near Wing and flows through the Florida Panhandle where it becomes the Escambia River at its confluence with Big Escambia Creek, eventually making its way to Pensacola Bay
  • Basin encompasses approximately 3,976 square miles in parts of 11 counties in south-central Alabama
  • Blackwater River – originates in Conecuh National Forest and flows south through the FL Panhandle to Pensacola Bay; 148 of the 860 square mile watershed is in AL.
  • Major land uses: forestry, agriculture/pasture, urban
  • Major Impoundments (hydroelectric operated by Power South, formerly Alabama Electric Co-op): Gantt Lake, Point A Lake

Watershed Management Plan

Basin Documents

Title Type Size
pdf Steering Committee Meeting February 26, 2013 pdf 44 KB Download
pdf Steering Committee Meeting 9-23-11 pdf 50 KB Download
pdf Joint Steering Committee Meeting 6-18-13 pdf 43 KB Download
pdf Joint Meeting Summary 7-30-15 pdf 68 KB Download
pdf Alabama Strike force Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity Meeting 7-16-13 pdf 45 KB Download