River Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1012 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...River Statement For The Tallapoosa River at Milstead and at the
Tallapoosa Water Plant...

Heavy rainfall earlier this week is producing water rises on the
Tallapoosa River at Milstead and at the Tallapoosa Water Plant.
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:     15.1 Feet AT 9 AM Saturday.
 Caution Stage:    15 Feet.
 Flood Stage:      40 Feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 14.8 Feet this afternoon
                   and then begin to fall.

* Impact...At 15 feet...Overflow of pasture lands occurs. Cattle may
  need to be moved if higher stages are forecast.


The Tallapoosa River At The Tallapoosa Water Plant.
 Latest Stage:     17.6 Feet AT 9 AM Saturday.
 Caution Stage:    15 Feet.
 Flood Stage:      25 Feet.
 Forecast:         Crest near 17.4 Feet this afternoon
                   and then begin to fall.

* Impact...At 15 feet...Low areas near the junction with the Coosa
  River begin to overflow.


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.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/qpfvsmap.shtml

For forecast precipitation...go to:

         www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/?n=qpfpage

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