Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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WGUS83 KMQT 190113
913 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 at the river gauge
near the parking lot at the M-28 bridge in Harvey. The flood wave has
reached the Harvey area to the mouth of the river at the Lake Superior
shore. 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


913 PM EDT TUE OCT 18 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Chocolay River near Harvey.
* until Wednesday morning.
* At 8:47 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to slowly rise to a crest near
  11.0 feet around midnight. The river is expected to fall to below
  flood stage on Wednesday 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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