Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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WGUS83 KMQT 291724
124 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

...The National Weather Service in Marquette is continuing the Flood
Advisory for the Michigamme River near Crystal Falls in Iron

.Widespread rainfall totals in excess of 3 inches have fallen across the
Michigamme River Basin since Sunday. The continued runoff from this heavy
rainfall has caused the Michigamme River to rise above bankfull. Additional
heavy rainfall up to and possibly exceeding 1 inch is expected through this
evening with runoff continuing into the day Saturday.


Safety message...Residents along these rivers should remain alert and
exercise caution when walking near riverbanks.

A Flood Advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull. If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning. Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet for
further developments and information from the National Weather


1224 PM CDT FRI MAY 29 2015

The Flood Advisory continues for
  The Michigamme River near Crystal Falls
* until Saturday afternoon.
* At 11 AM Friday the stage was 7.1 feet and steady.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* At 8.0 feet...3700 cfs - River begins to flood additional low lying
  areas along the river bank.
* At 7.0 feet...2700 cfs - River exceeds bankfull stage.


LAT...LON 4604 8821 4612 8828 4614 8817 4607 8812


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