River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
530 PM EDT THU MAY 4 2017

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Comstock Park...Red
Cedar at East Lansing...
.Steady rainfall has affected locations running south and east of
South Haven, Grand Rapids and Alma. Observed precipitation, along
with radar estimates, show that up to around 1 inch of rain has
fallen in portions of southern Lower Michigan. River levels will
continue to be elevated over the next several days as runoff makes
it down streams and tributaries. Little additional precipitation is
expected beyond tonight, which should allow rivers to gradually
recede through next week. The following forecast is based on observed
and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

For the Grand River Near Comstock Park... the latest stage was 10.9
feet at 12 PM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 11.0 feet Sunday evening.  Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
At 11.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Red Cedar River At East Lansing... the latest stage was 5.2
feet at 4 PM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.2 feet early Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 7.0
feet.  At 6.0 feet... River reaches bankfull and low lying areas
flood..

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

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



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                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Fri   Sat   Sun

Grand River
  Comstock Park     12.0   10.9    Thu 12 PM  10.9  10.8  10.9

Red Cedar
  East Lansing       7.0    5.2    Thu 04 PM   5.2   5.9   6.2


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