River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1208 PM EDT THU MAY 15 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE HIGH OR FORECAST TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT RISES FOR
THE FOLLOWING RIVERS OR CREEKS:  FLAT RIVER AT SMYRNA...THORNAPPLE
RIVER AT HASTINGS...MUSKEGON RIVER AT CROTON...

.RIVERS WILL CONTINUE RUNNING HIGH ACROSS THE AREA WITH ADDITIONAL
RISES EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA INTO THE WEEKEND GIVEN RECENT RAINS.
ONLY A TENTH OR TWO OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY...
WITH DRY WEATHER ON TAP SUNDAY INTO NEXT WEEK. THE FOLLOWING FORECAST
IS BASED ON OBSERVED AND FORECAST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION.

FOR THE FLAT RIVER NEAR SMYRNA... THE LATEST STAGE WAS 5.4 FEET AT 11
AM THURSDAY. NO FLOODING IS FORECAST. THE MAXIMUM STAGE FORECASTED
IS 5.5 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE IS 8.5 FEET.

FOR THE THORNAPPLE RIVER ABOVE HASTINGS... THE LATEST STAGE WAS 4.0
FEET AT 11 AM THURSDAY. NO FLOODING IS FORECAST. THE MAXIMUM STAGE
FORECASTED IS 5.2 FEET SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON. 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.

FOR THE MUSKEGON RIVER NEAR CROTON... THE LATEST STAGE WAS 7.6 FEET
AT 12 PM THURSDAY. NO FLOODING IS FORECAST. THE MAXIMUM STAGE
FORECASTED IS 8.0 FEET TOMORROW EARLY AFTERNOON.  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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

&&

                   FLOOD  OBSERVED              FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION           STAGE   STAGE   DAY TIME    FRI   SAT   SUN

FLAT RIVER
  SMYRNA             8.5    5.4    THU 11 AM   5.4   5.4   5.4

THORNAPPLE RIVER
  HASTINGS           7.0    4.0    THU 11 AM   4.5   5.1   5.2

MUSKEGON RIVER
  CROTON             9.0    7.6    THU 12 PM   7.9   7.9   7.7

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