Downloadable georeferenced PDF files of current river charts begin in Mobile, Alabama, continuing through Jackson, Demopolis, Tuscaloosa, and to the heads of navigation on the Locust and Mulberry Forks. The charts contain 2014 imagery, bridge clearance tables, elevated and submerged crossings, and over 2000 known feature names and locations. All charts are current as of June 2016. As changes occur the PDF's will be updated and replaced. All files will be replaced and/or updated around the 1st of each year. The chart files are designed to be printed on 11 x 17 paper.
The Black Warrior/Tombigbee River Project has 6 locks and dams. The water areas above each of these is called a "pool". Pool levels may fluctuate due to local rain events but the pool's surface elevation should never fall below the "mean pool elevation", or M.S.L. These mean pool elevations (MSL's) can be found at the bottom of the BWT Shoaling Areas chart and used to calculate current water elevations when applied to existing local gage poles. Further explanation on how to do this can be found on any of the Bridge Reference charts (Br. Ref.) below.
GIS Users Page
GIS Users Instructions
Alabama River Charts
Government Printing Office - Order the printed charts from the GPO. Search on "Black Warrior or Alabama" at the top of the page.
Black Warrior/Tombigbee/Mobile Rivers
ALL CHARTS CURRENT AS OF June 2016