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The Alabama River at Montgomery in 2004
The Alabama River at Montgomery in 2004

The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about six miles above Montgomery. Image File history File links Alabama_River. ... Image File history File links Alabama_River. ... Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... The Tallapoosa River is a river that runs from the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia in the United States south and west into Alabama. ... The Coosa River is one of Alabamas most utilized rivers. ... Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ...


It flows west as far as Selma, then southwest until, about 45 miles (72 km) from Mobile, it unites with the Tombigbee to form the Mobile and Tensas rivers, which discharge into Mobile Bay. Selma is a city in Alabama located on the banks of the Alabama River in Dallas County, Alabama, of which it is the county seat. ... Motto: Nickname: The Azalea City Map Political Statistics Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Mobile County Mayor Sam Jones Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 412. ... The Tombigbee River is a tributary of the Mobile River, approximately 400 mi (644 long), in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Alabama. ... The Mobile River is a river, approximately 45 mi (72 km) in southern Alabama in the United States. ... The Tensas River is a river in Louisiana in the United States. ... Mobile Bay - Landsat photo Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States. ...


The course of the Alabama is tortuous. Its width varies from 200 to 300 yards (200 to 300 m), and its depth from 3 to 7 feet (1 to 2 m). Its length as measured by the United States Geological Survey is 312 miles (502 km), and by steamboat measurement, 420 miles (676 km). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ...


The river crosses the richest agricultural and timber districts of the state, and railways connect it with the mineral regions of north central Alabama. This article is about minerals in the geologic sense; for nutrient minerals see dietary mineral; for the band see Mineral (band). ...


The principal tributary of the Alabama is the Cahaba River about 200 miles (300 km long, which enters it about 10 miles (16 km) below Selma. Of the rivers which form the Alabama, the Coosa crosses the mineral region of Alabama, and is navigable for light-draft boats from Rome, Georgia (where it is formed by the junction of the Oostanaula and Etowah rivers) to about 117 miles (188 km) above Wetumpka (about 102 miles below Rome and 26 miles (42 km) below Greensport), and from Wetumpka to its junction with the Tallapoosa; the channel of the river has been considerably improved by the federal government. The Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. ... Rome is the largest city in and county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. ... The Oostanaula River (pronounced oo-stuh-NAW-luh) is a principal tributary of the Coosa River, about 45 mi (70 km) long, in northwestern Georgia in the United States. ... The Etowah River rises northwest of Dahlonega, Georgia, north of Atlanta. ...


The navigation of the Tallapoosa river which has its source in Paulding County, Georgia, and is about 250 miles (400 km) long, is prevented by shoals and a 60 foot (18 m) fall at Tallassee, a few miles north of its junction with the Coosa. The Alabama is navigable throughout the year. Paulding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... A shoal is a sandbank or bar creating a shallow. ...


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Alabama River - definition of Alabama River in Encyclopedia (214 words)
The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about six miles above Montgomery.
The river crosses the richest agricultural and timber districts of the state, and railways connect it with the mineral regions of north central Alabama.
The navigation of the Tallapoosa river (which has its source in Paulding County, Georgia, and is about 250 miles long) is prevented by shoals and a 60-foot fall at Tallassee, a few miles north of its junction with the Coosa.
Encyclopedia: Alabama River (826 words)
The course of the Alabama is tortuous; its width varies from 200 to 300 yds., its depth from 3 to 7 ft.; its length by the United States Survey is 312 m., by steamboat measurement, 420 m.
Of the rivers which form the Alabama, the Coosa crosses the mineral region of Alabama, and is navigable for light-draft boats from Rome, Georgia (where it is formed by the junction of the Oostenaula and Etowah rivers), to about 117 m.
The Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States.
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