Climate Change

October 14, 2021

Cahaba Current: Flooding spotlights vulnerabilities

The scale of the rainfall on October 6 and the swiftness, level and power of the flooding it caused has been called “unprecedented.” Yet flooding and erosive damage to property and infrastructure has been increasing in our region for years, as development replaces forests and outdated stormwater systems prevent groundwater absorption and send more and more runoff gushing into drains and creeks. In fact, we’ve had two flash flood emergencies just in 2021, and multiple other deluge rains this calendar year.

October 29, 2020

Cahaba Current: October 2020

Protecting drinking water lands, a proposed quarry in Clay, a proposed prison in Brierfield–find out about emerging threats to your River and what Cahaba River Society is doing to protect it.

October 29, 2020

Dams impact crayfish assemblages and genetic structure.

By Zanethia Choice Barnett, PhD Research Fisheries Biologist CBHR Dive Safety Officer Forest Service Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research Southern Research Station Alabama has the most diverse crayfish fauna in the world, with more than 90 native species found in the state. Crayfishes play an important role in stream ecosystems by breaking down plant materials,

January 27, 2020

Acclaimed Antarctic scientist and explorer Dr. Jim McClintock to keynote Cahaba River Society’s annual meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 27, 2020 CONTACT:  Casey Laycock phone: 205-322-5326 x416 email: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, AL—Cahaba River Society will host its annual meeting featuring award-winning climate scientist and Antarctic explorer, Dr. Jim McClintock, on Thursday, February 6, 5:30-8pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. McClintock, most noted for his