Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
930 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

...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
  Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County

.The snow pack is mostly gone across Southwest Lower Michigan and
only limited runoff is expected from existing snow piles. Mainly dry
weather is expected through early next week. The next best chance
for rain arrives next Wednesday. Rivers are expected to continue
falling. 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 for further information.


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930 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Grand River At Ionia
* until late Saturday night.
* at 08 PM Thursday the stage was 14.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall.
* Impact, at 13.5 feet...River is bankfull. Minor overflow begins in
  low lying areas along the river near and across from the Ionia

&&

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


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MIC037-210330-
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930 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until late Sunday night.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 7.4 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

$$

MIC015-201200-
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/HSTM4.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
930 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Thornapple River Above Hastings
* until Friday morning.
* at 09 PM Thursday the stage was 5.1 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall.
* 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

$$

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