Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (AK) Flooding in Alabama

Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:32:19 EDT

Summary: High flows measured in streams in south-central Alabama on Tuesday, September 4 associated with the remnants of Hurricane Issac.

The upper-level low associated with the remnants of Hurricane Issac produced thunderstorms that resulted in rainfall amounts of up to 6 to 10 inches in areas of south-central Alabama on Tuesday. Minor flooding occurred in low lying areas.

Three 2-person crews made discharge measurements at four streamflow gaging stations in the Choctawhatchee, Cahaba, and Lower Alabama River Basins. The minor flooding at these sites represented about a 2-year recurrence interval.

Sub-Region: Alaska; Region: Western United States

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