River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1018 AM EDT THU MAR 24 2016

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Grand Rapids...Flat
River at Smyrna...Muskegon River at Evart...Chippewa River at Mt
Pleasant...

.An area of moderate rainfall is moving through this morning.
Widespread basin-average rainfall of around 1 inch is expected
through Friday morning. Significant river rises are expected over
the next several days. Minor flooding is possible. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

For the Grand River At Grand Rapids... the latest stage was 7.1 feet
at 10 AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 13.1 feet Monday evening.  Flood stage is 18.0 feet.

For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 4.4 feet at 9
AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.4 feet Sunday evening.  Flood stage is 8.5 feet.

For the Muskegon River At Evart... the latest stage was 9.1 feet at 9
AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 10.2 feet early Thursday morning.  Flood stage is 12.0 feet.  At
10.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Chippewa River Below Mt Pleasant... the latest stage was 4.2
feet at 9 AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.2 feet Tuesday 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.



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

Grand River
  Grand Rapids      18.0    7.1    Thu 10 AM   8.6   9.5  11.1

Flat River
  Smyrna             8.5    4.4    Thu 09 AM   4.6   5.0   5.4

Muskegon River
  Evart             12.0    9.1    Thu 09 AM   9.1   9.1   9.2

Chippewa River
  Mt Pleasant        8.0    4.2    Thu 09 AM   4.2   4.1   4.3


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EBW




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