Tuesday, January 13, 2009

River's Up


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
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7 comments:

Gresham Photo Blog said...

This looks familiar... all our rivers are muddy and swollen too :)

Tanya said...

Wow they knew what they were doing when they built Selma!

Babooshka said...

Great bridge and I do like a bridge.

Hilda said...

I hope there wasn't much damage or any loss of life!

Great shot of the muddy water, though.

Boise Diva said...

Wow, that is so muddy.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Such muddy rivers are every monsoon season scenes here in India, especially in the Sahyadri Hills where I live. I like nature's fury. It makes us humans feel again that we are not everything, and that we need to honor the mother earth.

You have taken a nice photograph of the river, and seem to have good knowledge of the river. Your blog is interesting. The photos are beautiful.

Halcyon said...

I like the shape of this bridge. It's a bit like a rainbow!