Wow! Watch our compilation of Alabama’s roaring waterfalls

Screen Shot 2020 02 12 at 12.41.02 PM Wow! Watch our compilation of Alabama's roaring waterfalls
An overflowing Little River Falls as a result of heavy rainfall in February 2020. Screenshot from video posted on Facebook by the Little River Canyon Center

Let’s face it.  February 2020 has been VERY WET – and we haven’t even hit the midpoint of the month.

According to data from National Weather Service Forecast Office, Birmingham has accumulated 8.85 inches of rain this month. Tuscaloosa has topped 11 inches.

What do you get with this kind of rainfall in North Alabama?  Spectacular waterfalls.

Folks have been posting videos of overflowing waterfalls since the rains started really coming down in early February.

We’ve compiled videos from Little River Falls, Nocculula Falls, High Falls and Desoto State Park.

Missing in action: Turkey Creek Falls, Moss Rock Falls and others nearer to the Magic City.

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Turkey Creek – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Got videos of these waterfalls roaring? Send them to  Bham Now  at or share the videos in the comment section of this story.

Meanwhile, stay safe out there and enjoy the show!

Little River Canyon

Last week, on February 6th, the Little River Canyon Center captured an overflowing Little River Falls. It’s hard to imagine that during the drought of 2016, the falls were a trickle. See the contrast.

Dry Little River Falls
Very dry Little River Falls at the Little River Canyon National Preserve. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Noccalula Falls

Just about 50 miles northeast of Birmingham is Noccalula Falls near Gadsden. Checkout both the drone footage and falls with the 9 foot statue of Noccalula in the background.

Desoto Falls

Move over Niagara Falls.  See Alabama’s Desoto Falls at Desoto State Park.

Another view.

High Falls in Dekalb County

One of Alabama’s less known but most powerful waterfalls. Check out High Falls.

Don’t forget to send Bham Now film clips of waterfalls you’ve seen around the state.  With a little luck it will stop raining for a few days….

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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