River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
937 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Comstock Park...Flat
River at Smyrna...Kalamazoo River at New Richmond...

.Rivers remain high due to recent heavy rains and snow melt. Little
to no additional rain is expected through Thursday night.  The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour
precipitation.

For the Grand River Near Comstock Park... the latest stage was 9.8
feet at 5 PM Tuesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 11.1 feet Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
At 11.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 4.3 feet at 8
PM Tuesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.6 feet Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 8.5 feet.

For the Kalamazoo River Near New Richmond... the latest stage was
14.1 feet at 9 PM Tuesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum
stage forecasted is 15.2 feet Thursday evening.  Flood stage is 17.0
feet.  At 15.0 feet... River is bankfull and begins to spill over
into large swampy areas along the river. Boardwalk along the river
would become flooded..

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 7PM
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Wed   Thu   Fri

Grand River
  Comstock Park     12.0    9.8    Tue 05 PM  10.4  10.8  11.0

Flat River
  Smyrna             8.5    4.3    Tue 08 PM   4.7   5.1   5.4

Kalamazoo River
  New Richmond      17.0   14.1    Tue 09 PM  14.5  15.2  15.0


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