Nearly two weeks after a Gulf Coast deluge, water levels continue to rise across many local waterways.

Flooded roads are just one of the many obstacles for residents along the Tensaw.

Swift moving currents pour water into neighborhoods and camp grounds, overtaking what was dry land and turning it into one big lake.

FOX10 News sent a drone up above the floodwaters to show just how much land is covered by water. Acres of swampland are submerged, now becoming part of the river itself.

It’s not just along Tensaw either. Pictures from Nancy Thornton show a swollen Tombigbee River approaching multiple camps and boatdocks near McIntosh.

The floods began as heavy rain back on December 28 when slow moving storms dumped over 10 inches of rain in some areas.

It’s taken a while, but all that rainwater has finally made its way into the waterways, and many locations, like at Barry Steam Plant, will see flooding conditions for the foreseeable future.

The Mobile River is forecasted to reach just under 14 and a half feet, its highest level since cresting over 16 feet back in February 1990.

This satellite image shows just how much silt and debris are being pumped into Mobile Bay. It’s an incredible sight that can even be seen from space.

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