Rivers in Alabama
The Alabama River Map points out the major rivers, lakes and streams flowing through the state.
Tennessee, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Alabama, Conecuh, Tombigbee, Pea, Choctawatchee and Tallapoosa are some of the important rivers of the state of Alabama. The Alabama River flows through the counties of Baldwin, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Wilcox, Autauga, Monroe, Clarke and Montgomery. The Tennessee River is the biggest river of the state. River Tennessee is famous for the aquatic species of Cavefish. River Black Warrior covers total drainage area of 6,276 square miles. Another prominent river is the Coosa River which drains 10,200 square miles of the state.
River Cahaba flows through the counties of Chilton, Jefferson, Bibb, St. Clair, Dallas, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Perry. The river is spread over a total drainage area of 1,870 square miles. The River Tallapoosa derived its name from the word Tali which means rock and Pushi which means small pieces of stones. The river flows across total area of 4,680 square miles. Wheeler, Pickwick, Logan Martin, West Point and Marlin are some of the notable lakes of the state of Alabama of the United States of America. The Alabama Map
clearly defines the heterogeneous topography formed by the various rivers of the state.
Top Ten Longest Rivers in Alabama
1. Tennessee River – 652 miles (1,049 km)
2. Chattahoochee River – 430 miles (690 km)
3. Alabama River – 318 miles (512 km)
4. Coosa River – 280 miles (450 km)
5. Tallapoosa River – 265 miles (426 km)
6. Tombigbee River – 200 miles (320 km)
7. Conecuh River – 198 miles (319 km)
8. Elk River – 195 miles (314 km)
9. Cahaba River – 194 miles (312 km)
10. Black Warrior River – 178 miles (286 km)
Last Updated on: May 29, 2017