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Alabama Regional, Multi-State or Multi-County Agencies or Commissions, M - Z

Collected by: Alabama State Archives

Archived since: Mar, 2010


This collection is composed of agencies and commissions that have authority over more than one county but generally are not state wide. Most of these are either regional planning commissions or water authorities. There are also efforts that cross state lines,such as the Southern Growth Policies Board, the Southern States Energy Board, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Authority.

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Title: Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Website


Description: The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a connecting link between established water transportation routes that serve shippers and producers in the South and the Midwest as well as deep water ports along the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This unique feature has already benefited commercial interests in 18 states since it opened for business in 1985. The 234 - mile waterway begins at its northern end at Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River, flows through northeast Mississippi and west Alabama, and connects with the established Warrior-Tombigbee navigation system at Demopolis, Alabama. From there, commerce travels northward as far as Port Birmingham, Alabama or south to Mobile, Alabama, and other destinations along the Gulf coast. The main features of Tenn-Tom are 10 locks and dams and a 29-mile man-made canal, one of the largest earth moving projects in history. The 10 locks raise or lower barges and boats a total of 341 feet, the difference in elevation between the two ends of the waterway. There are some 40 recreation areas that provide easy access to nearly 44,000 acres of water - related sports and other activities. In addition, marinas are located along the Tenn-Tom and connecting waterways to meet the needs of local as well as transient boaters. Over 110,000 acres of land were acquired for the construction and operation of the project. Some of these lands are available for public hunting. Also, another 88,000 acres, mostly bottomland hardwoods, have been purchased from voluntary sellers and managed by the two state conservation agencies for wildlife habitat. After 12 years of construction, the waterway opened to commercial traffic in January 1985. Seventeen public ports and terminals are strategically located within the waterway corridor to serve shippers' needs.

Captured 9 times between Apr 07, 2010 and Sep 13, 2012

Subject:   Economic development - Alabama Shipping - Alabama Economic development - Mississippi Tourism - Alabama,  Shipping terminals - Alabama ,  Tombigbee River (Ala.) Tenn-Tom Waterway Locks and dams - Alabama Whitten Historical Center Locks and dams - Mississippi Warrior River (Ala.)

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