Flood Warning – Grand River

February 4th, 2013 at 10:35 pm by 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.

4 Responses to “Flood Warning – Grand River”

  1. Jack says:

    SORRY, Couldn’t Resist, 3 for 3 in a DAY !!!! ;-)

    1. Jack says:

      Whoops….Forgot….FIRST, tee,Heee ;>

  2. Nick (Grand Haven / West Olive) says:

    The river at the drawbridge looks ok…. go up river a bit and the chunks of ice are moving fast and HUGE! If its jammed up now its going to get really bad when the temp gets up a bit and the solid ice breaks up.

    I’m just south of the 144th/Mercury Boat launch and the water is much higher then normal (which is the last few mths and has been really low) but doesn’t look scary….. until the solid ice breaks up and with warm temps, melting snow and the broken ice…… river front homes could be in trouble

  3. Michael (Berrien county) says:

    Just an update since I haven’t been on here much lately…. but here in southern Berrien county, we’ve had close to 24 inches total since last Wednesday……. see http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=iwx&storyid=92347&source=0 Prolly at least 12 or 14 inches on the ground right now.

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