River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
836 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...River Statement For The Cahaba River at Marion Junction...

 Heavy rainfall is forecast tonight and tomorrow that will produce
water rises on the Cahaba River and will result in water rises
that will exceed caution stage on Tuesday and crest near 16.9 feet
on Wednesday morning. Despite high water levels, the river is
expected to remain below established flood stages...and any overflow
along theriver should be of a minor nature.

The Cahaba River At Marion Junction.
 Latest stage:     6.7 feet at 8 AM Saturday.
 Caution stage:    15 feet.
 Flood stage:      36 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 16.9 feet Wednesday morning
                   and then begin to fall.

* 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.

&&

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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