NWS Flood Advisory
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Advisory for the Muskegon River near Croton affecting Newaygo County.
The river levels near Croton are currently at 7.53 feet as of 4/5/2017 at 9:30am. The current river forecast is for the river to rise to near 8.2 feet by Thursday early afternoon. Bankfull stage is at 8.0 feet. At this point the river begins to exceed its banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river. Flood Stage is at 9.0 feet.
The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation...READ MORE
...AREA FORECAST - Abundant moisture will stream into Lower Michigan from the south today and Thursday. Precipitation amounts through Thursday will result in additional rises on streams and rivers, prolonging ongoing high river levels. Dry weather is expected to settle in Friday through Sunday, which will allow time for runoff to make it down rivers. Despite the dry conditions, some sites may still approach flood stage. In addition, active weather could return by early next week.
Residents living along affected streams and rivers should continue to pay close attention to river forecasts over the next several days.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
A flood advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are forecast to exceed bankfull. If you are in the advisory area remain alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being upgraded to a warning. Report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on to the National Weather Service.Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local radio... television... NOAA Weather Radio station... or Nixle for further information.