American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising in the Appalachian Mountains of north-central Alabama near Birmingham and flowing about 322 km (200 mi) generally south to the Alabama River near Selma.
“The Cahaba is the source of one fourth of the drinking water for the state, and the Black Warrior runs through downtown Birmingham.”
“Four men, who formed a splinter group from the Klan, called the Cahaba Boys, were identified as complicit in the bombing .”
“Although groups such as the Cahaba River Society and The Nature Conservancy argued that the expansion was necessary to protect the Cahaba's water quality, other commentators questioned the proposed price tag of the expansion -- estimated by USFWS at $290 million.”
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it will take six months to review its options about how to proceed with a proposed expansion of the Cahaba [River] National Wildlife Refuge”
“The refuge is home to such federally protected species as the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail.”
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it "will take six months to review its options about how to proceed with a proposed expansion of the Cahaba [River] National Wildlife Refuge's acquisition boundary.”
“No, that award actually goes to Cahaba, but in 1826 the state decided that the seat of government should be moved to Tuscaloosa.”
“Shane guided children down the Cahaba and taught them how acid rain kills water lilies, how lawn mower oil can end up in the gills of a rainbow trout.”
“In Georgia and Tennessee, most of the sandstone ridges are relatively narrow, but in Alabama, the region also includes the Coosa and Cahaba ridges that are broader and of younger Pennsylvanian-age sandstone and shale.”
“County Commission for annually discharging 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Cahaba and Black Warrior Rivers.”
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