Flood Warning – Grand RiverFebruary 4th, 2013 at 10:35 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Click the pictures to enlarge. This was the flood along the Grand River in Robinson Township, Ottawa County in Jan. 2005, when the river was 4.7 feet above flood stage (pictures courtesy GRR NWS). The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warningfor the Grand River in Ottawa Co. They say: “.THE RIVER IS RISING FASTER THAN EARLIER FORCASTS. IF THE RIVER CONTINUES TO RISE AT THE CURRENT RATE IT WILL REACH FLOOD STAGE TUESDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED. AN ICE JAM HAS SET UP ON THE GRAND RIVER NEAR THE US 31 DRAWBRIDGE IN GRAND HAVEN AND WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE UPSTREAM OF THE AREA. LARGE CHUNKS OF ICE FROM UPSTREAM CONTINUE TO MOVE DOWN THE GRAND RIVER AND PACK INTO THE ICE JAM AT GRAND HAVEN. THE ICE JAM IS EXPANDING AND WORKING ITS WAY UPSTREAM ON THE GRAND RIVER TOWARDS ROBINSON TOWNSHIP.” Check the Grand River gauge at Eastmanville. It shows a significant rise in the last 36 hours. The gauge in Grand Rapids shows a slow decline.