Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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1027 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

  Portage River Near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County

.The river remains elevated near flood stage. Dry conditions are
still anticipated to hold through Tuesday with gradually falling
river levels. An active pattern will return by Wednesday and may
continue through the end of the week. There is the potential
for excessive rainfall through the later half of the week. Forecast
updates will continue to provide more details as the week progresses.
The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour


Safety message...Motorists should not attempt to drive around
barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further

Additional weather and river information can be found on our homepage
at www.weather.gov/grr


1027 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Portage River Near Vicksburg.
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Current observed data was not available. The estimated stage as
  of Sunday morning was around 5.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river is forecast to remain near 5.0 feet over the
  next couple days but will gradually fall.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...Expect overflows into wooded areas and
  farmland adjacent to the river.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 5.4 feet
  on Mar 31 2017.


LAT...LON 4208 8552 4211 8553 4215 8548 4216 8544
      4211 8544 4208 8547



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