River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1056 PM EDT Wed May 23 2018

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Thornapple River at Hastings...
Kalamazoo River at New Richmond...

.Dry weather is forecast through Friday. River levels will continue
to recede through the end of the week.  The following forecast is
based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.

For the Thornapple River Above Hastings... the latest stage was 5.2
feet at 10 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum
stage forecasted is 5.2 feet after midnight tonight.  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 Kalamazoo River Near New Richmond... the latest stage was
15.6 feet at 10 PM Wednesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum
stage forecasted is 15.7 feet after midnight tonight.  Flood stage is
17.0 feet.  At 15.0 feet... River is bankfull and begins to spill
over into large swampy areas along the river. Boardwalk along the
river would become flooded..

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.



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

Thornapple River
  Hastings           7.0    5.2    Wed 10 PM   5.1   4.8   4.6

Kalamazoo River
  New Richmond      17.0   15.6    Wed 10 PM  15.3  14.9  14.5


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