Mobile Tensaw Delta


Latest News

August 13, 2020 - Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Releases Virtual Boat Tour as a Part of Major Environmental Planning for the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Full Press Release
August 10, 2020 - Mobile Tensaw-Delta Watershed Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions
July 20, 2020CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY. The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (NEP) is currently developing a Watershed Management Plan for this area, known to many as the “Delta,” to best preserve and protect its natural, recreational and economic assets.  If you live, work, play, own property, or have other interests in the MTA Watershed, we invite you to visit the DELTA STORY MAP to learn more. 

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Publications and Important Links

Story Map - A guide to understanding and following the planning process
Scope of Services - Our Plan to Protect
Mobile Tensaw Delta West Hydrologic Modeling Report, 2020
Mobile Tensaw Delta East Hydrologic Modeling Report, 2020
Steering Committee Meeting Report #1, 09/24/2020
Mobile Tensaw Delta Watershed Sedimentation and Water Quality Assessment
Healthy Watersheds Assessment
Preserving the Mobile Bay Estuary Through Headwater Protection

Community Engagement

September 24, 2020: Steering Committee Meeting #1 
November 13, 2020: Steering Committee Meeting #2
December 8, 2020: Steering Committee Breakout Session #1

Mobile-Tensaw Delta Watershed Information

The Landscape
The purpose of the Mobile-Tensaw-Apalachee (MTA) Watershed Management Plan (WMP) is to guide watershed resource managers, policymakers, community organizations, landowners, industry leaders, and citizens to protect the shoreline, water quality and habitat supporting healthy populations of people, wildlife, fish, and shellfish, and providing recreation and economic opportunities in coastal Alabama.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Improving water quality and habitats necessary to support healthy populations of fish and shellfish,
  2. Protecting continued customary uses of biological resources to preserve culture, heritage, and ecology of the watershed,
  3. Mitigating impacts from industrial uses on the watershed, while embracing the economic benefit of resident industries,
  4. Reducing and mitigating impacts of coastal erosion on the shoreline, and conserving, managing, and restoring critical coastal habitat,
  5. Education and coordination with landowners and industry leaders to develop sensible and effective best management practices,
  6. Improving watershed resiliency to sea-level rise and changing climate impacts, and
  7. Expanding opportunities for community access to the natural resources and waters of Mobile Bay.

The Project Team 


For more information please contact:
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
118 N. Royal St. Suite 601
Mobile, AL  36602