Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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WGUS83 KGRR 291557

1157 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...The flood advisory continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County

.NOTE: River forecasts are based on a 48 hour precipitation
forecast valid through Monday morning. Widespread rain moves into the
region late Saturday and river rises will occur as we move through the
weekend. River rises are currently based on an expected 2"-3" of
precipitation over much of the area. However, rainfall amounts over
river basins could vary considerably if the focus for heavy precipitation
shifts position slightly.  A possibility exists for higher rainfall totals
across a narrow region which may impact these crests. Stay tuned to
the latest forecast updates as we approach this rainfall event.


Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

A flood advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull.  If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning.  Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further


1157 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until further notice.
* at 11 AM Saturday the stage was 13.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 19.5 feet by early Wednesday
* Impact, at 21.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of several buildings
  in the Ionia Fairgrounds, a shopping mall near the Fairgrounds, and
  several businesses and residences in the southern portion of Ionia.


LAT...LON 4297 8524 4303 8488 4296 8499 4290 8521


1157 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until further notice.
* at 11 AM Saturday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 9.0 feet by Wednesday.
* Impact, at 9.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of County Line Road and
  a home along County Line Road.


LAT...LON 4302 8495 4314 8471 4317 8456 4310 8457
      4308 8468 4298 8493



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