Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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WGUS83 KMQT 181942
342 PM EDT TUE OCT 18 2016

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Upper

  Chocolay River near Harvey affecting Marquette County

.A rapid rise in river levels has been observed in the Timber Lane
area just upstream of the river gauge near Harvey. The flood wave is
moving downstream and will impact the river all the way to Lake
Superior. Stay off and away from the river. The exact crest level
and timing remains uncertain at this time.


Safety message...Even 6 inches of fast moving flood water can knock
you off your feet...and a depth of 2 feet will float your car. Never
try to walk...swim...or drive through such swift water. If you come
upon flood waters...stop...turn around and go another way.

additional weather and river information is available at


342 PM EDT TUE OCT 18 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Chocolay River near Harvey.
* until Thursday morning.
* At 2:12 PM Tuesday the stage was 6.5 feet. A rapid rise in river
  levels of 3 to 4 feet was observed upstream of the gauge site.
  Expect the flood wave to move downstream to Lake Superior over the
  next few hours.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise
  to near 10.5 feet by late tonight.the river will fall below flood
  stage by tomorrow morning.
* At 11.5 feet...The fishing pier and parking lot near the M-28
  bridge will be under water.  Timber Lane and Riverside Road  may be
  closed. Homes along Timber Lane...and some along Riverside Road...
  will experience extensive flooding.
* 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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