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The new “Save the Cahaba” tag
is now available! More information HERE

Shelby County’s proposal to widen Cahaba Beach Road and Bridge over the Little Cahaba River and Our Drinking Water Supply

Shelby County proposes to realign, pave, and widen Cahaba Beach Road and to bridge the Little Cahaba River.  This is currently a partly paved, mainly dirt, one-lane road and closed historic iron bridge, between Sicard Hollow Road and Highway 280 at the Home Depot. The new road may be intended as a reliever route for 280.

We are concerned this project and the development and traffic it will draw may impact Birmingham’s drinking water supply and protected lands around it, imperiled species known to be in that part of the Little Cahaba, a tributary to the river that has minimal impacts, and an important CLEAN education location.  It is essential for ALDOT to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement for adequate environmental review.

Links for more info on the project: 

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2015 Appeal - aderemail h

With your help, this has been a fruitful year for the Cahaba River Society, full of hope and increasing support for your Cahaba River! CRS is a small and strong organization that multiplies our impact through our partners and members. We thank you all!


Learn more in this annual report about the progress we can celebrate together,

the challenges and opportunities ahead, and the fun,

rewarding ways you can help save the Cahaba.

For information about the Waters Of The U.S. (WOTUS), and to read CRS’s comments on it, please go HERE.

Please see Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s efforts to stop Shepherd Bend Mine HERE.
Read CRS’s comments on Shepherd Bend Mine HERE.

For information on Jefferson County Sewer overflows in your community, visit the Jefferson County Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisories Page.

To report a problem, please contact CRS at (205) 322-5326, and we’ll gladly assist.

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