River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1006 AM EST Thu Mar 8 2018

...Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Ionia...Looking Glass
River at Eagle...Maple River at Maple Rapids...Portage River at
Vicksburg...

.Aside from scattered snow showers that are forecast to affect
Western Lower Michigan today into Friday morning, the forecast is
relatively inactive through Sunday. Additional snow showers are
possible late Sunday into the beginning of next week. Precipitation
totals over the next week are relatively light and are not expected
to have adverse impacts to streams and rivers. The following forecast
is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

For the Portage River Near Vicksburg... Minor flooding was
occurring... with a stage of 5.5 feet measured at 10 AM Wednesday.
Flood stage is 5.0 feet.At 5.0 feet... Expect overflows into wooded
areas and farmland adjacent to the river..

For the Grand River At Ionia... the latest stage was 15.7 feet at 10
AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The river has fallen M feet
in the past 24 hours.  Flood stage is 21.0 feet.

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 6.3
feet at 10 AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The river has
fallen M feet in the past 24 hours.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.  At 6.0
feet... Expect minor flooding of low lying wooded areas..

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 7.2 feet
at 9 AM Thursday.   No flooding is forecast.  The river has fallen M
feet in the past 24 hours.  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
information.



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                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Fri   Sat   Sun

Grand River
  Ionia             21.0   15.7    Thu 10 AM  15.4  15.1  15.0

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    6.3    Thu 10 AM   6.1   5.9   5.7

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    7.2    Thu 09 AM   7.1   7.0   6.9

Portage River
  Vicksburg          5.0    5.4E   Thu 10 AM   5.4   5.3   5.3


E- Estimated

$$

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