Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The Alabama River at Selma is up. It's rolling and it's muddy as it rushes south to meet the Tombigbee.
Fortunately, our area didn't experience flooding due to recent heavy rains, although rivers west of us did. Flood stage at Selma is 45 feet, and the river crested Sunday at just over 34 feet. Selma's last major flood was in 1990 when the Alabama rose to 57.45 feet, the second highest on record. Even then, downtown Selma, which is built on a bluff, stayed dry, although parts of East Selma and Selmont were inundated.