MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A new book tells the story of one of the nation’s premier wilderness areas, the Mobile River basin, and the challenges it is facing. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A new book tells the story of one of the nation’s premier wilderness areas, the Mobile River basin, and the challenges it is facing. As such, the Mobile River Basin provides a wide variety of different habitats for many species of plants and animals. New book focuses on ‘America’s Amazon,’ Mobile River basin. Follow. Hidden away in the heart of the Deep South, one of the nation’s greatest wildernesses is being destroyed, bit by bit, in a silent massacre. Welcome to your free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. Courtesy of Discovering Alabama. Mobile River Basin he Mobile River Basin is the drainage basin for the major-ity of Alabama’s landscape. More than 250 rivers, bays, bayous, creeks, inlets and sloughs flow into the watershed. The Mobile River basin is the sixth largest basin in the Nation and the fourth largest in terms of streamflow. The Mobile River basin is the richest river complex in North America and one of the richest in the world in terms of the sheer number of species and types of habitat. The Mobile River Basin in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee is one of the 59 study units that are part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The mean annual streamflow of the Mobile River is about 64,000 cubic feet per second (ft³/s). The Basin’s isolation by time and geologic events (such as the last continental Ice Age about 10,000 years ago) has resulted in a high number of endemic species (species MOBILE. 4h. It includes seven major river systems that drain portions of ten physiographic regions in four states, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. To estimate fertilizer nitrogen and phosphorus inputs, county sales data were appor-tioned to each subbasin by using the percentage of total agricultural area in the basin area of each coun-ty relative to the total agricultural area in the county. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALABAMA. The Mobile Bay Watershed covers two-thirds of Alabama -- Roughly 45,000 square miles. On average, 33.5 trillion gallons pass through annually, making it the fourth largest drainage basin in North America. The Associated Press. the Mobile River Basin. Mobile River Basin. Biological Species; Alabama’s Mobile River Basin being destroyed in a silent massacre al.com. This video The eastern Mobile River basin is drained by the Alabama River (6,023 square miles), Cahaba River (1,818 square miles), Coosa River (10,161 square miles, with 5,400 square miles in Alabama), and Tallapoosa River (4,675 square miles, with 4,022 square miles in Alabama) and contains more than 170,000 acres of impoundments, almost double that found in the western Mobile basin.