Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River

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Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River
Sandstone Riverscour Cumberland Plateau.jpg
The sandstone shelf riverscour has rare plant species
Physical characteristics
Length158-mile-long (254 km)

The Locust Fork in Alabama, USA, is one of three major tributaries of the Black Warrior River, stretching over Blount, Etowah, and Marshall counties. The 158-mile-long (254 km)[1] river features several stretches of whitewater, and is popular with canoers and kayakers. In 1991, the Birmingham Water Works proposed damming the river as a source of drinking water.[2] The plan was controversial, and has been suspended.[3]



  1. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved Feb 25, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Williams, Roy (August 29, 1993). "Locust fork's future water works study pinpoints site of dam, but doesn't silence critics". Birmingham News. p. 17 – via NewsBank.
  3. ^ Thomas, Spencer (July 29, 2009). "Forever Wild can't bid on river land". Birmingham News. p. 1B – via NewsBank.

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Coordinates: 33°57′4.42″N 86°23′37.15″W / 33.9512278°N 86.3936528°W / 33.9512278; -86.3936528