River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FGUS83 KGRR 141745

145 PM EDT SAT MAY 14 2016

.Observed rainfall over the last 24 hours generally reflects a swath
of 0.50-0.75 inch amounts running through Southwest Lower Michigan
through the Saginaw Bay. Localized areas received as much as an inch
of rain overnight. Overall observations have mostly fallen in line
with yesterday`s forecast...aside from the locally higher amounts.
Rivers will continue to run high through the weekend and runoff will
occur rather quickly. Scattered showers will be possible each day
through Monday with little additional measurable rainfall. Another
round of wet weather will move in by the middle of next week. The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 4.7
feet at 1 PM Saturday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 4.8 feet this evening.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.

For the Thornapple River Above Hastings... the latest stage was 4.5
feet at 1 PM Saturday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet early Monday morning.  Flood stage is 7.0
feet.  At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low
lying areas and farmland adjacent to the river..

Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

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


                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Sun   Mon   Tue

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    4.7    Sat 01 PM   4.7   4.4   4.2

Thornapple River
  Hastings           7.0    4.5    Sat 01 PM   4.8   5.1   5.0



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