Moderate Flooding Continues Along Huron River
February 26, 2018
A flood warning continues for the Huron River in Hamburg Township.
River levels are dropping throughout Michigan after flooding last week and over the weekend because of heavy rains and melting snow. Moderate flooding is occurring along the Huron River. Flood stage is 6.5 feet. The Huron River is at 7.1 feet and slowly falling. The flood warning is in effect until further notice, although the river is forecast to fall below flood stage late Wednesday. The National Weather Service says dry weather is expected for the next few days which will allow rivers to continue to slowly recede across the region. However, another system coming through Thursday may bring more significant rainfall that could result in rises in the rivers again.
Meanwhile, the Grand River in Grand Rapids crested Sunday more than two feet higher than flood stage, after peaking Friday in the Lansing area. In southwestern Michigan, the Kalamazoo River was receding after peaking above a 1947 record. Some used kayaks and jet skis in flooded areas. (JM)