River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1015 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

...River Statement For The Alabama River at Montgomery and at
Selma...

Heavy rainfall over the past few days is producing rises on the
Alab. ama River at Montgomery and at Selma. However...levels are
expected to remain below established flood stages...and any overflow
along the river should be of a minor nature.


The Alabama River At Montgomery.
 Latest stage:     26.4 feet at 9 AM Tuesday.
 Caution stage:    26 feet.
 Flood stage:      35 feet.
 Forecast:         Fall to near 26.2 feet this afternoon
                   and then continue to fall.

* Impact...At 26 feet...Some flooding of low lying areas and
  secondary roads begins in the Montgomery area. Flooding of the golf
  course at Maxwell Air Force Base and portions of River Road occurs
  at stages around 30 feet and higher.


The Alabama River At Selma.
 Latest stage:     29.8 feet at 9 AM Tuesday.
 Caution stage:    30 feet.
 Flood stage:      45 feet.
 Forecast:         Remain near 29.8 feet this afternoon
                   and then begin to fall.

* Impact...At 30 feet...Pasture lands below Selma become flooded.


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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