To borrow a line from Johnny Cash's song: "How high's the water, Mama?"
"58 feet and risin'!"
The high-water mark for Selma's historic 1961 flood now has an official marker at Valley Creek Park (commonly known as Bloch Park). While the park floods during times of extended heavy rain, it's still hard to believe the the Alabama River and a nearby creek overflowed to this extent! The flood was caused by low-pressure systems from the Gulf of Mexico that brought up to 18 inches of rain over Central Alabama.