Flood Statement
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

  Muskegon River Near Croton affecting Newaygo County
  Grand River At Ionia affecting Ionia County
  Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County

.Dry conditions are expected to extend from tonight through Friday.
A frontal boundary will spark a quick round of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday morning before drying out Saturday afternoon
and Sunday. Next week`s weather pattern continues to look active.
This should keep soil moisture intact, resulting in rivers that
are rather responsive. 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.

&&

MIC067-070351-
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951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until Sunday afternoon.
* at 08 PM Thursday the stage was 14.3 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 14.4 feet by after midnight
  tonight.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet...High water affects North Drive on Ionia
  Fairgrounds.

&&

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


$$

MIC037-070351-
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951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until late Sunday night.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 7.4 feet by tomorrow early
  afternoon.
* 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

$$

MIC015-070351-
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951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Thornapple River Above Hastings
* until late Sunday night.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 5.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 5.3 feet by tomorrow 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 4268 8550 4259 8523 4260 8516 4266 8517
      4265 8524 4273 8541

$$

MIC123-070351-
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/CROM4.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
951 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Muskegon River Near Croton
* until late Friday night.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 8.1 feet by after midnight
  tonight.
* Impact, at 8.0 feet...River is bankfull. River begins to exceed its
  banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4328 8604 4338 8578 4342 8562 4346 8570
      4345 8582 4335 8604

$$

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