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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Alabama River at Selma are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Henry Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Miller's Ferry
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 52
Moderate Flood Stage: 48
Flood Stage: 45
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 57.97 ft on 03/01/1961
(2) 57.00 ft on 04/08/1886
(3) 57.00 ft on 04/08/1986
(4) 56.80 ft on 03/21/1990
(5) 56.00 ft on 03/19/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 50.00 ft on 03/08/2020
(2) 44.87 ft on 12/31/2018
(3) 49.58 ft on 12/28/2015 (P)
(4) 46.80 ft on 04/10/2014 (P)
(5) 45.99 ft on 03/14/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.00 ft on 08/28/1918
(2) -2.30 ft on 09/03/1925
(3) -2.10 ft on 10/29/1924
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58 Severe flooding occurs in Selma...Selmont and West Selmont.
56 Widespread flooding occurs in Dallas County...with many farmhouses flooded. Most of Highway 22 from the Cahaba River to the Sky Harbor Airport becomes flooded.
52 Most of well as large portions of Selmont, West Selmont and East Selma...flood.
50 Low lying areas of Selmont...West Selmont and East Selmont flood. Portions of County Road 17 become inundated and water enters the yards of some residences in the Blackwell Bend area.
48 Flooding occurs inland to between Johnson Street and Old Montgomery Road in Selmont. Portions of Bloch Park and the Selma Country Club begin to flood.
45 Extensive overflow of low lying lands in the area begins. Some low roads in the area begin to flood.
30 Pasture lands below Selma become flooded.

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