River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
143 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Kalamazoo River at Battle Creek...
Battle Creek at Battle Creek...

.Widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches have fallen
overnight into this morning with localized amounts exceeding two
inches. An additional one to two inches will fall late this
afternoon through early Wednesday morning. Low lying areas and flood
prone roadways are likely to be impacted with road closure possible.

Additional river rises are expected through the remainder of the
week and into the weekend. Some streams and rivers will see rivers
rises to levels not experienced since the 1980s or may reach near
record crests. Residents living near and adjacent to rivers should
reference forecasts affecting their area and should keep abreast of
the latest forecast. All residents should remain vigilant of rising
water levels at least through the weekend. The following forecast is
based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

For the Kalamazoo River At Battle Creek... the latest stage was 5.0
feet at 1 PM Tuesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.1 feet tomorrow early afternoon.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 7.0 feet... River is bankfull, overflow begins in areas
downstream of Battle Creek..

For the Battle Creek At Battle Creek... the latest stage was 1.6 feet
at 1 PM Tuesday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 3.0 feet Thursday early afternoon.  Flood stage is 4.0
feet.  At 3.0 feet... River is bankfull. Flooding of low lying areas
occurs in the vicinity of Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road at the
river crossings. Rising waters begin to impact the backyards of homes
in the vicinity of the river near Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road
in Pennfield Township..

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    Wed   Thu   Fri

Kalamazoo River
  Battle Creek       9.0    5.0    Tue 01 PM   6.9   7.0   6.9

Battle Creek
  Battle Creek       4.0    1.6    Tue 01 PM   2.3   2.9   3.0



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