Weeks Bay Watershed

Fish River and Magnolia River drain into Weeks Bay

The Weeks Bay Watershed Complex

(Upper Fish River, Middle Fish River, Lower Fish River, Magnolia River)

A number of water quality and quantity issues have been documented within the Weeks Bay Watershed over the past several decades. Population growth and urban development, as well as some agricultural practices, have continued to intensify problems in the Watershed’s four principal Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC 12) subwatersheds: Upper Fish River, Middle Fish River, Lower Fish River, and Magnolia River.

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09/08/2020 - Request for Qualifications FAQ. Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Lower Fish River RFQ. This document will be updated as new questions are received. 

08/24/2020 - Request for Qualifications Amendment. Please note that a clarification has been made under Section 3, Description of the Team, Item 3.4: 3.4 Resumes for each key individual on the team and identification of that person’s role. List any education, registrations that may be relevant. *Resumes will not count toward the fifteen (15) page limit.* This update is also acknowledged under the Submission Requirements on Page 7. 

08/12/2020Request for QualificationsThe Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) (Owner) requests firms’ qualifications for professional engineering services for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Agreement. Request for Qualifications allows MBNEP to pre-qualify vendors for specific professional services. In order to assist with new projects, MBNEP will assess the selected firms based on qualification as necessary for a given project. This RFQ process will be used to select up to three contractors or contractor teams who can successfully perform these services on an agreed-upon schedule. MBNEP is seeking qualified engineers, land surveyors, geoscience, or other similar professionals through this competitive, qualification-based selection process to develop engineering and design documents and secure permits to stabilize an unnamed tributary (locally known as Spring Branch) to Fish River in the community of Marlow and up to five additional stream segments in the Lower Fish River Watershed (LFRW) yet to be determined. The project will employ inquiry, monitoring, engineering analyses, and design necessary to obtain permits and oversee construction of projects to stem deterioration and loss of natural function threatening downstream intertidal fisheries habitat. Interested firms should respond with a letter of interest, and Statements of Qualification as outlined in the Consultant Selection Procedure, Section A. Statements will be received until 4:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. To read and download the full proposal, click here. 

3/19/2020 - The MBNEP receives award from NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to restore conditions in and around Lower Fish River Watershed streams

11/18/2017 - The Weeks Bay Watershed Management Plan
Weeks Bay Watershed Management Plan
Weeks Bay Watershed Management Plan Appendices

12/12/2016Fish River Watershed Assessment, Pre-Restoration Report-Marlon Cook

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Weeks Bay Watershed Information

The Landscape
The Community
The Planning
The Restoration

A Watershed Management Plan is an essential first step in preserving water quality in a relatively pristine, tidally-influenced watershed and mitigating the impacts of future development pressures. The watershed planning process utilizes a stakeholder-led process to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define management objectives, and develop and implement protection or remediation strategies as necessary. 

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

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