Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta is a complex network of rivers, creeks, bays, lakes, wetlands, and bayous flowing out into Mobile Bay.
5 major rivers flow into the Gulf of Mexico here. The Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley rivers all flow out into the Gulf via Mobile Bay. The tide returns the favor and pushes back up the rivers, salting the wetlands, creeks, and bayous of the Delta.
This mix creates a unique environment supporting a broad spectrum of plants and animals. More than 450 different species thrive here. Humans thrive here as well, getting out into the Delta in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons.
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