River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1000 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

...River Statement For The Alabama River...Tallapoosa River...



Heavy rainfall during the past 24 hours is producing rises on the
Tallapoosa and Alabama Rivers.  However...levels are expected to
remain below established flood stages...and any overflow along the
river should be of a minor nature.

The Tallapoosa River At Milstead.
 Latest stage:     15.3 feet at 9 PM Tuesday.
 Caution stage:    15.0 feet.
 Flood stage:      40.0 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 16.0 feet after midnight tonight
                   and then begin to fall.



The Tallapoosa River At The Tallapoosa Water Plant.
 Latest stage:     15.2 feet at 9 PM Tuesday.
 Caution stage:    15.0 feet.
 Flood stage:      25.0 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 18.2 feet tomorrow early afternoon
                   and then begin to fall.



The Alabama River At Montgomery.
 Latest stage:     25.7 feet at 9 PM Tuesday.
 Caution stage:    26.0 feet.
 Flood stage:      35.0 feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 25.6 feet after midnight tonight
                   and then begin to fall.



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 Wednesday 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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