Pictured left is the water found in the entire state of Alabama. Water bodies of 1 rastar (1 pixel) have been eliminated. All water bodies of 2 rastars (2 pixels) or greater, have been retained. Large water bodies have been masked out. A buffer of 90 meters (3 rastars) around all water bodies has been masked out. This map, cut into counties, forms the basis for counting water bodies in Alabama, and for other data generation, for most purposes. In this case, Mobile Bay is excluded. The background is tan, the water is blue. Please zoom in on your favorite spot, and then pan around the map.