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Alabama watersheds now online

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Statistics on the 707 watersheds in Alabama are now available online, providing a look at water quality issues that officials say are vital in forming a state water policy.

The webpage data and maps, announced Tuesday at a legislative water policy committee meeting, were done by the state's Information Services Division for the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (ASWCC).

Committee member J.O. Norris of Elmore County, who worked on the project, said about 300 maps will be on the site by spring, detailing each county.

At present, Morgan County's map is the only one posted.

The watershed assessment is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency every five years.

On the Net: www.swcc.alabama.gov.

The data and mapping information is located under the programs link.

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