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Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

High Water Mark

57 Feet 11 Inches

 

— (12 Feet 11 Inches Above Flood Stage) —

 
High Water Mark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
1. High Water Mark Marker
Inscription.  
April 8, 1938
On this day, the Coosa River rose to this level at
this location after heavy rainfall over the Coosa
River basin.

For more information, contact:
National Weather Service Birmingham, Alabama
www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx
Southeast River Forecast Center
www.weather.gov/serfc
USGS Alabama Water Science Center
al.water.usgs.gov

 
Erected 2013 by National Weather Service, USGS.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 32.292′ N, 86° 12.344′ W. Marker is in Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on Orline Street 0.1 miles south of Hill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Orline Street, Wetumpka AL 36092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Calaboose (here, next to this marker); Wetumpka's Bridges (a few steps from this marker); Elmore County Vietnam War Memorial (about 400
High Water Mark Marker with Coosa River and the Bibb Graves Bridge in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
2. High Water Mark Marker with Coosa River and the Bibb Graves Bridge in background.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Wetumpka Historical Marker (about 500 feet away); Elmore County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Elmore County Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wetumpka Light Guard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
 
High Water Mark Marker next to the Old Calaboose Jail (First jail in Wetumpka). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
3. High Water Mark Marker next to the Old Calaboose Jail (First jail in Wetumpka).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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