Major FloodingJanuary 30th, 2013 at 4:40 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Major Flooding on the Muskegon River…ice jam – evacuations on both sides of the river along the Rogers Pond…here’s the river level just upstream at Evart. Here’s video and our story. The volume of water coming down the river is about 2.7 times average flow. The crest on the river should move through Mecosta County today. Evacuations occurred on Riverside Dr. and 183rd Ave. We heard that two people were rescued from their 2nd floor. The river came up 4 feet in less than 3 hours. Here’s more from our news dept. Also: “OTTAWA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED AN ICE JAM DEVELOPING ON THE GRAND RIVER NEAR THE U.S. 31 DRAWBRIDGE. WATER LEVELS ON THE GRAND RIVER WERE RISING IN THE AREAS UPSTREAM OF THE ICE JAM.” Watch the news for pictures/video.