Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

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

  Sycamore Creek At Holt affecting Ingham County
  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County
  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County

.Rainfall late Friday evening into early this morning has resulted in
precipitation totals generally ranging from one-half to around
three-quarters of an inch over the Grand and Kalamazoo basins.
Rainfall amounts taper to the north with one-quarter to one-half an
inch quite common.

A second round of precipitation is expected to affect southern
sections of Lower Michigan this afternoon, bringing totals above one
inch. This lines up fairly well with forecast totals and will result
in river rise through the remainder of the weekend. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 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.

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1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until further notice.
* at 09 AM Saturday the stage was 11.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 16.0 feet by early Tuesday
  morning.
* Impact, at 16.0 feet...Expect extensive lowland overflow to occur.

&&

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


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1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The Flood Advisory has been extended for
  the Sycamore Creek At Holt
* until late Wednesday night.
* at 10 AM Saturday the stage was estimated to be near 7.6 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.8 feet after midnight
  tonight.
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of low lying areas
  adjacent to the river, in the Lansing Municipal Golf Course and
  sections of East Mt. Hope Road.

&&

LAT...LON 4271 8451 4268 8449 4264 8445 4264 8451
      4268 8455 4271 8455

$$

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1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The Flood Advisory has been extended for
  the Looking Glass River Near Eagle
* until Saturday November 25.
* at 09 AM Saturday the stage was 5.3 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 6.5 feet by early Monday
  morning.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of homes in Dewitt and
  along the river between Dewitt and Eagle. Flooding occurs in
  Riverside Park in Dewitt and Looking Glass Valley Park in Wacousta.

&&

LAT...LON 4290 8489 4286 8474 4287 8455 4281 8455
      4279 8474 4283 8489

$$

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1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until further notice.
* at 10 AM Saturday the stage was 5.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.6 feet by Tuesday evening.
* 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 4302 8495 4314 8471 4317 8456 4310 8457
      4308 8468 4298 8493

$$

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1039 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The Flood Advisory has been extended for
  the Thornapple River Above Hastings
* until Saturday November 25.
* at 10 AM Saturday the stage was 4.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 5.3 feet by Tuesday early
  afternoon.
* Impact, at 5.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of
  low lying areas and farmland adjacent to the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4273 8541 4265 8524 4266 8517 4260 8516
      4259 8523 4268 8550

$$

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