River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
824 AM CDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...River Statement For The Cahaba River near Suttle and at Marion
Junction...

Heavy rainfall over the past week is producing rises on the Cahaba
River near Suttle and at Marion Junction.  However...levels
are expected to remain below established flood stages...and any
overflow along the river should be of a minor nature.

The Cahaba River Near Suttle.
 Latest stage:     25.7 feet at 8 AM Saturday.
 Caution stage:    28 feet.
 Flood stage:      32 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 31.5 feet early Tuesday morning
                   and then begin to fall.

* Impact...At 32 feet...Flooding of pasture lands occurs in the
  Suttle area. Livestock need to be moved to higher ground if the
  river rises to 33 feet or higher.


The Cahaba River At Marion Junction.
 Latest stage:     24.3 feet at 8 AM Saturday.
 Caution stage:    15 feet.
 Flood stage:      36 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 34 feet Tuesday evening
                   and then begin to fall.

* Impact...At 36 feet...Flooding is confined mainly to farm and
  pasture lands in the area.
* Impact...At 15 feet...Flooding around Oakmulgee Creek begins and
  cattle need to be moved to higher ground. Overflow of pasture lands
  increases at stages above 20 feet.


Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather radio or your local media for later
statements concerning this event.

It is emphasized that these forecasts are based on rainfall that has
already occurred and on additional rainfall expected today and
tonight.  If more rainfall than is currently forecast occurs it may
become necessary to revise these forecasts upward.

Another statement will be issued Sunday morning...or sooner if
conditions warrant.

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For detailed WEB information concerning river stages and forecasts
for Central Alabama...go to:

         http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=bmx

For precipitation analysis...go to:

         www.weather.gov/serfc/wxobsfcst_past_precipitation

For forecast precipitation...go to:

         www.weather.gov/serfc/wxobsfcst_future_precipitation

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