Alabama boasts an impressive network of rivers and streams, spanning over 129,700 miles, along with 41 public lakes and reservoirs.

Moreover, it is home to diverse fish habitats, making it a treasure trove for anglers in the United States, said the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

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However, Various lakes and rivers in Alabama have been found to contain certain toxic chemicals, which can accumulate in fish over time.


The ADPH advises that “with some of the chemicals, higher levels of the contaminants can be found in older and/or larger fish.” This can pose a risk to people who eat certain types of fish.

Click here to get more information about the health risks, risk groups, and more.

West Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories 2023

Click here to get more details about advisories for the entire Yellowhammer State. 

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Are frosty mornings on the way to your area? Find out here with our West Alabama’s first freeze prediction guide. 

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Smoky Mountains 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Get your fall looks ready for the picture-perfect photos with Alabama’s gorgeous fall colors. According to the 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map from the Smoky Mountains, we are right on schedule. 

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