River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
910 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...Water levels are forecast to rise near and possibly above bankfull
on the following rivers...

Grand River at Comstock Park and Grand Rapids...
Red Cedar at East Lansing...
Maple River at Maple Rapids...
Flat River at Smyrna...
Kalamazoo River at New Richmond...
Portage River at Vicksburg...
Little Muskegon at Morley...
Chippewa River at Mt Pleasant...

.Rainfall totals potentially over 1 inch Thursday into Friday may
cause these rivers to rise near to above bankfull over the coming
days. The following forecasts are based on observed and forecast
48 hour precipitation.

For the Portage River Near Vicksburg... no observed stage was
available. The river may rise to near 5.1 feet Friday afternoon.
At 5.0 feet... Expect overflows into wooded areas and farmland
adjacent to the river.

For the Grand River Near Comstock Park... the latest stage was 9.9
feet at 7 AM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 11.5 feet Monday morning.  Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
At 12.0 feet... Expect minor flooding of homes along Abrigador
Trail.

For the Grand River At Grand Rapids... the latest stage was 8.4 feet
at 8 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 12.0 feet early Tuesday morning.  Flood stage is 18.0
feet.

For the Red Cedar River At East Lansing... the latest stage was 5.0
feet at 8 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.0 feet Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.  At
6.0 feet... River reaches bankfull and low lying areas flood.

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 6.0 feet
at 8 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 8.0 feet early Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 9.0 feet... Expect minor flooding of County Line Road and a
home along County Line Road.

For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 4.6 feet at 8
PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.7 feet Monday early afternoon.  Flood stage is 8.5
feet.

For the Kalamazoo River Near New Richmond... the latest stage was
14.2 feet at 8 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum
stage forecasted is 15.2 feet Sunday morning.  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.

For the Little Muskegon River Above Morley... no observed stage was
available.  No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted is
4.3 feet Friday evening.  Flood stage is 6.0 feet.  At 4.0 feet...
River is bankfull.

For the Chippewa River Below Mt Pleasant... the latest stage was 4.3
feet at 8 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.3 feet Saturday evening.  Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
At 6.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low lying
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.



&&


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

Grand River
  Comstock Park     12.0    9.9    Wed 07 AM  10.8  11.1  11.4
  Grand Rapids      18.0    8.4    Wed 08 PM  10.0  11.0  11.5

Red Cedar
  East Lansing       7.0    5.0    Wed 08 PM   4.9   5.6   6.0

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    6.0    Wed 08 PM   6.7   7.7   8.0

Flat River
  Smyrna             8.5    4.6    Wed 08 PM   4.8   5.2   5.5

Kalamazoo River
  New Richmond      17.0   14.2    Wed 08 PM  14.2  14.8  15.2

Portage River
  Vicksburg          5.0      M    M           5.0   5.1   4.9

Little Muskegon
  Morley             6.0      M    M           3.4   4.1   3.5

Chippewa River
  Mt Pleasant        8.0    4.3    Wed 08 PM   5.1   6.1   6.3


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