River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FGUS83 KGRR 040317

1117 PM EDT MON APR 3 2017

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:

Flat River at Smyrna...
Muskegon River at Evart...
Chippewa River at Mt Pleasant...

.Showers are likely tonight with an isolated thunderstorm possible.
Locally moderate to heavy rain may fall in or near thunderstorms
that develop. Otherwise, rain showers will gradually end Tuesday,
before another round of precipitation begins late Tuesday into
Wednesday. Heavy rain will also be possible through midweek. This
could result in additional flooding along area streams and rivers.
Though some streams and rivers are currently falling or steady,
additional rises may occur. The following forecast is based on
observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 5.0 feet at 10
PM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.5 feet Friday morning.  Flood stage is 8.5 feet.

For the Muskegon River At Evart... the latest stage was 8.9 feet at
10 PM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 10.6 feet early Friday morning.  Flood stage is 12.0
feet.  At 10.5 feet... Flood waters begin to surround homes upstream
of Evart in the Jeffery subdivision along Linden and Riverside Roads.
Portions of Linden and Riverside Roads in the Jeffery subdivision
begin to go underwater. High water also begins to cover Trout Drive
in the Doc and Tom subdivision located just east of m66 off of 9 Mile

For the Chippewa River Below Mt Pleasant... the latest stage was 4.9
feet at 10 PM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.5 feet early Thursday morning.  Flood stage is 8.0
feet.  At 6.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low
lying areas 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 7PM
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Tue   Wed   Thu

Flat River
  Smyrna             8.5    5.0    Mon 10 PM   5.1   5.3   5.4

Muskegon River
  Evart             12.0    8.9    Mon 10 PM   9.7  10.4  10.5

Chippewa River
  Mt Pleasant        8.0    4.9    Mon 10 PM   5.7   6.4   6.4



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