Update on River Flood Warnings in the Tennessee Valley

The Weather Authority

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Elk River above Fayetteville, until early Tuesday afternoon. As of 8:15 am Monday, the stage was at 21.4′.

  • RECENT ACTIVITY: The maximum river stage in 24 hours ending at 8:00 am Monday was 17′.
  • FORECAST: Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecasted. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 20′ just after midnight tonight. It will then fall below flood stage early Wednesday afternoon
  • IMPACTS: At 20′, Portions of Alabama State Highway 65 are closed due to high water.
  • FLOOD HISTORY: This crest compares to a previous crest of 20ft on 12/18/1961.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Flood Warning for the Flint River near Brownsboro, until Tuesday afternoon. At 7:30 am Monday, the stage was at 22.6′.

  • RECENT ACTIVITY:The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 7:30 am Monday was 22.6′.
  • FORECAST: Major flooding is occurring and is forecasted to continue to occur. The river is expected to fall below the flood stage tomorrow morning and continue falling to 10.6′ Saturday morning.
  • IMPACTS: At 22′, floodwaters begin to affect yards on the right bank. Homes are not threatened on the right bank at this stage. Brownsboro Road north of the Flint River is closed due to high waters. At least two homes on the left bank are threatened by floodwaters. The gage house becomes inaccessible.
  • FLOOD HISTORY: This crest compares to a previous crest of 22.6′ on 12/07/2004.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Flood Warning for the Paint Rock River near Woodville, until Wednesday evening. As of 8:00 am Monday the stage was at 17.7′.

  • RECENT ACTIVITY: The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 8:15 am Monday as 21.4′.
  • FORECAST: Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecasted to continue. The river is expected to fall below the flood stage tomorrow morning and continue falling to 6.7′ Saturday morning.
  • IMPACT: At 21′ flood waters reach residential areas in low-lying areas of Fayetteville.
  • FLOOD HISTORY: This crest compares to a previous crest of 22′ on 02/06/2004.

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