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Everyday Water Conservation

While Alabama averages 55 inches of rain per year, the state also experiences drought. These may be flash droughts that last a few months or long term droughts that continue for a year or more. Since drought is a gradual onset of conditions…

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Shellfish Seed Suppliers for Gulf of Mexico 2019

… an endorsement or recommendation of any of the companies. In all cases, purchasers of seed are responsible for knowing state requirements and for having the necessary permits for transfers of seed. Check with suppliers and regulatory agenc…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook

…atershed steward. It is designed to be an educational resource and training guide for watershed stewards throughout the state.
Handbook Chapters
Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the program and an overview of the importance of waters…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

Have you ever wondered what storm drains have to do with the water you swim in? Or why what you put on your lawn influences local fish? Have you wanted to know how healthy your local waters actually are or what can we do to protect and impr…

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Alabama Watershed Stewards Program

Interested in learning more about being a steward of our land and water? Join us and learn about being an Alabama Watershed Steward.
What is a watershed and why does it need stewards?
Stewardship means taking the responsibility to care fo…

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Water Quality Best Management Practices

When a body of water is impaired and placed on the 303(d) list, it is the responsibility of the state environmental agencies and concerned stakeholders to resolve the water quality problem(s) so that the waterbody can ultimately be removed …

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Alabama Water Watch Offers Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops

…le in Alabama’s identity—shaping aspects of history, culture, ecology and economy.

“Rivers are featured on our state seal. Alabama is the only state to do so,” Dominguez said. “Water resources in Alabama should be source of pri…

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Spotted Seatrout in Alabama

…No spotted seatrout are harvested commercially in Alabama and Texas, where they are designated as game fish. Some other states allow highly regulated harvests, resulting in about 240,000 pounds of specks landed per year. The recreational ha…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

…mical and bacteriological certified labs on their web pages at http://www.adem.alabama.gov/ programs/water/waterforms/InStateChemicalLabs. pdf and http://www.adem.alabama.gov/programs/water/waterforms/BacteriologicalLabs.pdf. Your county AD…

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Location, Size, and Type of Ornamental Garden Pools

…Ornamental Garden Pools series.

Ornamental pools, long common in the Orient, are becoming very popular in the United States. The soothing, visual beauty of pools is enhanced by aquatic plants, the ever-changing view of fish swimming amon…

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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

…echnical expertise to be successful. Learn some of the basics of shrimp farming.
Farm Location
As in commercial real estate, location, location, and location are the three most important considerations when selecting a site for shrimp far…

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

Nearly 35 percent of all seafood caught in the United States is caught by marine sport fishermen. In fact, studies show sport fishermen often seek the same species as commercial fishermen. Most sport fishermen eat what they catch; therefore…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

…ide, smoking still ranks alongside salting and drying as one of the most used forms of food preservation. In the United States and some other developed countries, however, smoking has become somewhat of a forgotten art.

Besides simply be…

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Weed Management in Lakes and Ponds

…her important biological control agent. This fish, a native of Russian and Chinese rivers, was imported into the United States in 1963 and evaluated as a potential food fish and aquatic weed control agent. It was evident from the start that…

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