FLOOD WATCH – KENT/OTTAWAMarch 19th, 2014 at 5:59 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A Flood Watch has been issued for the Grand River in Kent and Ottawa Counties. An ice jam is reported upstream from Ada. Ice is starting to move in places, Comstock Park/Belmont is one of those places. There are a number of Flood Advisories in effect. If you live along the river or see moving ice, leave a comment and let us know. Check out the current gauge readings on the Grand River at Jackson, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Eagle, Portland, Ionia, Ada, Grand Rapids and Eastmanville. Here’s gauge readings on the Thornapple River at Hastings and Caledonia…the Rogue River at Rockford, the Maple River at Maple Rapids, the Flat River at Smyrna, Battle Creek at Battle Creek, the Kalamazoo River at New Richmond, Comstock and Marshall, the St. Joseph River and Three Rivers.
From Ron Heeren near the Jupiter Bridge: “There is just minor flooding at this point. The River briefly cleared a channel at around 6:15 but it closed up when I came back from the Store. Water is clear at Northland Bridge, and the folks on Konkle are parking their cars above the potential flood mark. Lower Island is about 6 inches over flood stage which is about one foot up from yesterday. The Channel should be deep enough to allow good flow unless we get some bigger chunks of ice.”