No Heavy Rain – Floodwaters Will Recede

April 16th, 2014 at 9:58 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

muskegon river evart    muskegon river flood Click on the pictures to enlarge.  More pictures here.   This is the Muskegon River – the first picture is near Evart and the second is in Newaygo Co.  Here’s current Michigan streamflow.  As I write this, it looks like the Muskegon River at Evart has dropped about 2″ off their record – the volume of water is about four times average volume – a lot of water.   The river is also falling at Croton (down about 6″.  This was a significant flood in Croton and downstream, but not nearly as great as the flood of 1986.  The Pere Marquette River at Scottville peaked early Wednesday at nearly 5,000 cubic feet per second.  The Grand River had a second peak crest at Ionia Weds. and should continue a slow fall.  The level in downtown Grand Rapids is at 9.8 feet – high, but not a problem.   Check this map for a quick look at the latest level – black dots indicate high levels.

One Response to “No Heavy Rain – Floodwaters Will Recede”

  1. GunLakeDeb says:

    I’m amazed that there are rivers in the western UP that are below “normal” – must be the snow melt-off hasn’t begun? Or is just lagging behind the historical averages for this date?

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