Initiated in 1993 by the Mobile Field Office, this program utilizes a spectrum approach for assessing the condition of the small subwatersheds located in Alabama's Coastal Area.
The strategy of this program is to integrate data collected from the water column, sediment and macroinvertebrate samples with information on land use, topographic characteristics, wetlands, and project growth and development, with a focus on the effect of non-point sources on these watersheds.
As of 2002, surveys were completed in 4 watersheds with other being conducted and/or scheduled. Copies of these surveys can be obtained from the ADEM Coastal Section office; downloaded in PDF format by clicking on watershed of your choice on the Water Quality Survey Study Reports Page; or by selecting the ones below:
Dog River 1994
Dog River 1995
Bon Secour River
Staff members from the Mobile Field
gathering in-stream water