River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1037 AM EST WED JAN 20 2016

...Water levels are high and may approach or exceed bankfull at the
following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Ionia...Looking Glass
River at Eagle...Flat River at Smyrna...Pere Marquette River at
Scottville...

Prolonged cold temperatures the next few days will continue to
form river surface ice. Ice jams are likely occurring along rivers
listed below. Significant flooding is not expected but rivers may
exceed their banks and produce some minor impacts in low lying areas.
Ice jams can cause quick fluctuations in river levels. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

For the Grand River At Ionia... the latest stage was 13.2 feet at 10
AM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecasted
is 13.6 feet this evening. Bankfull stage is 13.5 feet. Flood stage
is 21.0 feet.

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 4.6
feet at 10 AM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet this evening.  Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
Flood stage is 7.0 feet.

For the Flat River Near Smyrna... the latest stage was 5.2 feet at 9
AM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum stage forecasted
is 5.7 feet this evening. Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. Flood stage is
8.5 feet.

For the Pere Marquette River Near Scottville... the latest stage was
3.9 feet at 10 AM Wednesday. No flooding is forecast. The maximum
stage forecasted is 4.1 feet after midnight tonight. At 4.0 feet...
river is bankfull... and overflow of low lying areas adjacent to the
river occurs. Flood stage is 5.5 feet.

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

Stay tuned to further developments by visiting
www.weather.gov/grandrapids... or by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio for further information.




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                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Thu   Fri   Sat

Grand River
  Ionia             21.0   13.2    Wed 10 AM  13.5  13.4  13.4

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    4.6    Wed 10 AM   4.9   4.9   4.9

Flat River
  Smyrna             8.5    5.2    Wed 09 AM   5.5   5.4   5.4

Pere Marquette River
  Scottville         5.5    3.9    Wed 10 AM   4.1   4.0   3.9


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