Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI
FGUS83 KGRR 101711
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
111 PM EDT MON APR 10 2017
...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks: Grand River at Eaton Rapids...
Portland...Battle Creek at Battle Creek...St. Joseph River at
Burlington...Muskegon River at Croton...
.Many river sites across Southwest Lower Michigan are experiencing
minor flooding but have crested. The smaller rivers and heads of
rivers are all falling. Moderate flooding is occurring in Comstock
Park and will continue into Tuesday night before decreasing to minor
flooding. The rainfall expected today into Tuesday may lead to rivers
rising again. The following forecast is based on observed and
forecast 24 hour precipitation.
For the Grand River At Eaton Rapids... the latest stage was 4.6 feet
at 8 AM Monday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecast
is 4.9 feet this afternoon. Flood stage is 6.0 feet. At 5.0 feet...
River is bankfull. Expect minor overflow into low lying areas.
For the Grand River At Portland... the latest stage was 10.7 feet at
12 PM Monday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecast is
10.7 feet this afternoon. Flood stage is 12.0 feet. At 11.0 feet...
River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low areas along the river
upstream and downstream of Portland.
For the Battle Creek At Battle Creek... the latest stage was 2.8 feet
at 12 PM Monday. No flooding is forecast. The river has fallen 0.3
feet in the past 24 hours. Flood stage is 4.0 feet. At 3.0 feet...
River is bankfull. Flooding of low lying areas occurs in the vicinity
of Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road at the river crossings. Rising
waters begin to impact the backyards of homes in the vicinity of the
river near Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road in Pennfield Township.
For the St Joseph River At Burlington... the latest stage was 6.0
feet at 12 PM Monday. No flooding is forecast. The river has remained
steady over the past 24 hours. Flood stage is 6.5 feet. At 6.0 feet,
river is bankfull, minor overflow into low lying wooded areas
along the river begins.
For the Muskegon River Near Croton... the latest stage was 7.9 feet
at 12 PM Monday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecast is 8.0 feet Wednesday morning. Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
At 8.0 feet... River is bankfull. River begins to exceed its banks
and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along 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 Tue Wed Thu
Eaton Rapids 6.0 4.6 Mon 08 AM 4.7 4.6 4.5
Portland 12.0 10.7 Mon 12 PM 10.2 9.8 9.2
Battle Creek 4.0 2.8 Mon 12 PM 2.6 2.3 2.1
St. Joseph River
Burlington 6.5 6.0 Mon 12 PM 5.9 5.8 5.6
Croton 9.0 7.9 Mon 12 PM 7.8 8.0 7.9