River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1147 AM EDT Sun Oct 22 2017

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Jackson...Ionia...
Lowell...Sycamore Creek at Holt...Looking Glass River at Eagle...
Maple River at Maple Rapids...Thornapple River at Hastings...


.Wet and unsettled weather is expected from late today through
Tuesday. An initial round of showers is expected to bring around
one-half inch of rainfall to the area late today and tonight. A
second round of heavier rain is then expected to develop over
Lower Michigan Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. This
round has the potential to bring several inches of rain. The rain
will cause area rivers, creeks, and streams to rise, with
several rivers expected to reach bankfull or possibly even flood
stage. The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48
hour precipitation.

For the Grand River At Jackson... the latest stage was 9.4 feet at 10
AM Sunday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 13.0 feet early Tuesday morning.  Flood stage is 14.0 feet.  At
13.0 feet... River is bankfull. River begins to flow into low lying
areas..

For the Grand River At Ionia... the latest stage was 9.3 feet at 11
AM Sunday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 17.6 feet Thursday morning.  Flood stage is 21.0 feet.

For the Grand River At Lowell... no observed stage was available.  No
flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted is 10.7 feet
Friday morning.  Flood stage is 15.0 feet.

For the Sycamore Creek At Holt... no observed stage was available.
No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted is 7.9 feet
Tuesday morning.  Flood stage is 8.0 feet.  At 8.0 feet... Expect
minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to the river, in the
Lansing Municipal Golf Course and sections of East Mt. Hope Road..

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 3.5
feet at 11 AM Sunday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.9 feet Wednesday evening.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
At 7.0 feet... Expect minor flooding of homes in Dewitt and along the
river between Dewitt and Eagle. Flooding occurs in Riverside Park in
Dewitt and Looking Glass Valley Park in Wacousta..

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 3.2 feet
at 11 AM Sunday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.8 feet early Thursday morning.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 7.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in low
lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the river..

For the Thornapple River Above Hastings... the latest stage was 3.9
feet at 11 AM Sunday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.6 feet early Thursday 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
information.



&&


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

Grand River
  Jackson           14.0    9.4    Sun 10 AM   9.7  11.9  11.6
  Ionia             21.0    9.3    Sun 11 AM   9.0  10.6  15.5
  Lowell            15.0      M    M           5.8   6.3   7.5

Sycamore Creek
  Holt               8.0      M    M           3.5   7.9   6.9

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    3.5    Sun 11 AM   3.3   5.7   6.8

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    3.2    Sun 11 AM   3.1   5.6   7.4

Thornapple River
  Hastings           7.0    3.9    Sun 11 AM   3.6   4.0   5.1


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