A flood warning is in effect for the Paint Rock River until early Monday evening, April 18. At 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the special was 14.7 feet. The river is expected to crest 17.5 feet by early Sunday afternoon. It will then drop below flood stage early Monday afternoon.
At 19.0 feet, water covers Alabama State Route 65 about two miles north of U.S. Highway 72. Several county roads in Paint Rock Valley are flooded, including Jackson County Road 20. This ridge se compares to a previous peak of 17.5 feet on 5/4/1974.
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