River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
859 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...Water levels forecast to rise across Southwest Michigan through the end
of the week...

.Rising river levels will occur through the end of the week due to
runoff from melted snow. This may cause water levels along the Grand
River near Ionia and the Maple River near Maple Rapids to reach above
bankfull Friday and Saturday. Significant flooding is not expected,
but water and ice may spill into low-lying areas along the river.

Widespread rainfall of between 1 and 2 inches and warmer temperatures
early next week will create a greater threat for river flooding, and will
need to be monitored very closely.

The following forecasts are for rivers in southwest lower Michigan...

For the Grand River At Ionia... the latest stage was 12.4 feet at 9
PM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 15.0 feet early Thursday morning.  Flood stage is 21.0 feet.

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 4.7 feet
at 8 PM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.2 feet Sunday early afternoon.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 7.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in low
lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the river..

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.

Additional weather and river information can be found on our homepage
at www.weather.gov/grr



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

Grand River
  Ionia             21.0   12.4    Thu 09 PM  14.1  14.7  14.6

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    4.7    Thu 08 PM   6.6   7.1   7.2


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