Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1014 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

...The flood advisory continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County

.High pressure is expected to result in dry conditions over the next
several days. Rivers should continue to steadily fall in this period
with the expectation that we will be clear of advisories within the
next 48 hours. Any decent chances for rain seem to hold off until
next week when moisture returns on southerly flow. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Caution is urged 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 further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
information.

&&

MIC067-191614-
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/IONM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1014 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until late Thursday night.
* at 09 AM Wednesday the stage was 14.4 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...High water affects North Drive on Ionia
  Fairgrounds.

&&

LAT...LON 4290 8521 4296 8499 4303 8488 4297 8524


$$

MIC037-191613-
/O.CON.KGRR.FL.Y.0090.000000T0000Z-160520T1800Z/
/MRPM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1014 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until Friday afternoon.
* at 09 AM Wednesday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in
  low lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the
  river.

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8493 4308 8468 4310 8457 4317 8456
      4314 8471 4302 8495

$$

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