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Environmental Programs

The Big Creek Resource Alliance is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Coastal Foundation and Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS). The goal is to bring together stakeholders including local land owners and federal, state and local agencies that recognize the importance of the Big Creek Lake Watershed and develop programs to protect it. Working together will help preserve this important water supply source, its floodplain and habitat.

The purpose of the Big Creek Resource Alliance is to provide a strategy to encourage, sustain and improve environmental quality in the Big Creek Lake watershed. The Big Creek Resource Alliance has been formed to build cooperative partnerships between area businesses and residents. Working together will help preserve this important water supply source, its floodplain and habitat.

Facts about Big Creek Lake watershed

· 3,600 acre, tributary-storage reservoir in Mobile County that serves as the primary drinking water supply for the city of Mobile and surrounding communities

· 103 square miles drainage area

· 17 billion gallons of water

Permit Requirements/Information:


Information regarding the use of Converse Reservoir (Big Creek Lake) may be obtained at the concession at Fox Landing on the lake on Howell's Ferry Road.