River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1120 AM EDT Mon May 14 2018

...Significant rises expected on the following rivers:
Grand River at Jackson...Eaton Rapids...and Lansing...
Red Cedar at Williamston...and East Lansing...
Looking Glass River at Eagle...
Thornapple River at Hastings...

.Widespread heavy rainfall occurred over Southern Michigan this
past weekend...with basin averages of one to three inches common.
The runoff from this rain has produced strong rises on area rivers
and additional rainfall is expected tonight.  While the affected
rivers are expected to remain below flood stage...those with
interests along these rivers should be prepared to take action
to protect those interests should the situation worsen. The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour
precipitation.

For the Grand River At Jackson... the latest stage was 13.0 feet at
10 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 13.3 feet Thursday early afternoon.  Flood stage is
14.0 feet.  At 13.0 feet... River is bankfull. River begins to flow
into low lying areas..

For the Grand River At Eaton Rapids... the latest stage was 4.6 feet
at 8 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.0 feet early Wednesday morning.  Flood stage is 6.0
feet.  At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor overflow into
low lying areas..

For the Grand River At Lansing... no observed stage was available.
No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted is 10.4 feet
tomorrow evening.  Flood stage is 11.0 feet.  At 10.0 feet... River
is bankfull..

For the Red Cedar River Above Williamston... the latest stage was 6.9
feet at 10 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.4 feet tomorrow early afternoon.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 7.0 feet... River is bankfull. Overflow begins in low lying
areas adjacent to the river..

For the Red Cedar River At East Lansing... the latest stage was 6.1
feet at 10 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.6 feet tomorrow evening.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
At 7.0 feet... Expect minor flooding of low lying areas, adjacent
parks, and farmland..

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 4.7
feet at 11 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.3 feet Wednesday early afternoon.  Flood stage is 7.0
feet.  At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Thornapple River Above Hastings... the latest stage was 5.5
feet at 10 AM Monday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 6.9 feet Wednesday evening.  Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
At 7.0 feet... Expect minor flooding of Tyden Park in Hastings, and
homes upstream and downstream of Hastings..

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.

&&
                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Tue   Wed   Thu

Grand River
  Jackson           14.0   13.0    Mon 10 AM  13.2  13.2  13.2
  Eaton Rapids       6.0    4.6    Mon 08 AM   4.7   5.0   4.8
  Lansing           11.0      M    M          10.1  10.3   9.8

Red Cedar
  Williamston        9.0    6.9    Mon 10 AM   7.3   7.4   7.1
  East Lansing       7.0    6.1    Mon 10 AM   6.4   6.6   6.5

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    4.7    Mon 11 AM   4.8   5.2   5.2

Thornapple River
  Hastings           7.0    5.5    Mon 10 AM   6.2   6.7   6.9


$$

MWS


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