Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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1121 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a Flood
Advisory for the Chocolay River...

  Chocolay River near Harvey affecting Marquette County

.Heavy rain from earlier this week has run off and allowed the river
level on the Chocolay River at Harvey to rise in the last day. The
river will remain around bankfull this afternoon and subside this
evening. Additional rain may occur in thunderstorms this afternoon
and again late tonight through Friday. If heavy rain affects the
Chocolay River basin, additional river rises are possible.


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


1121 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  The Chocolay River near Harvey.
* until this evening.
* At 10 AM Thursday the stage was 9.3 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 9.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to near 9.5 feet by this afternoon
  then gradually subside through this evening. The river may rise
  again Friday into Friday night if additional heavy rain affects the
  Chocalay River basin.
* At 10.0 feet...Water inundates the entire parking lot at the M-28
  bridge...and the fishing pier begins to be submerged. Water
  inundates low lying areas along Timber Lane and Riverside Road
  downstream of the river gauge site.
* At 9.0 feet...Water begins to inundate the parking lot where M-28
  crosses the Chocolay River...as well as low lying areas along
  Timber Lane and towards the mouth of the river.


LAT...LON 4649 8726 4642 8732 4646 8739 4651 8737
      4650 8733 4649 8729


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