River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FGUS83 KGRR 231625

1125 AM EST FRI DEC 23 2016

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Sycamore Creek at Holt...Looking
Glass River at Eagle...Maple River at Maple Rapids...
.A warming trend through the holiday weekend will result in snowmelt
and runoff into rivers. Light snow and rain will affect Lower
Michigan tonight into Friday. Some locations may see minor
accumulations of an inch or less by Saturday morning. Saturday
should remain dry, but additional precipitation is expected to move
in early Sunday. Isolated snow showers will change to rain and rain
will extend into Monday. Total precipitation amounts, along with
snowmelt, will most certainly determine the extent of river rises
going into next week. The following forecast is based on observed
and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

For the Sycamore Creek At Holt... the latest stage was estimated to
be 3.1 feet. No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 6.3 feet early Tuesday morning.  Flood stage is 8.0 feet.  At 6.0
feet...Flooding begins in low lying areas along the creek and at the
Lansing Municipal Golf Course and Scott Woods Park..

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 4.0
feet at 11 AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet Tuesday evening.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.  At
5.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 4.8 feet
at 10 AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.1 feet Wednesday 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..

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    Sat   Sun   Mon

Sycamore Creek
  Holt               8.0    3.1E   Fri 10 AM   3.1   3.3   4.4

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    4.0    Fri 11 AM   4.0   4.0   4.3

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    4.8    Fri 10 AM   4.8   5.2   5.8

E- Estimated



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