Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MI) Flooding related to last weeks heavy precipitation, snowmelt, and high temperatures is winding down

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:17:46 EST

Summary: Minor to major flooding in Lower Michigan related to heavy rainfall, snowmelt, and high temperatures February 19-21 is subsiding.

Flooding in Lower Michigan is now confined to 15 NWS sites. Several sites will have slipped from moderate flooding to minor flooding with the next update of AHPS although oderate flooding continues at four USGS sites on the St Joseph and Grand Rivers.

All personnel from the Lansing Field Office were out Monday February 26 making recessionary measurements, resetting high-water clips, and servicing CSG's. No technicians will be deployed today.

No streamgages were damaged during this event although aone of our few remaining telephone sites lost it's interface after it was submerged and was replaced by a DCP and a refrigerated water-quality sampler was removed from the Grand River near Eastmanville site Saturday morning before the shelter was breached later that morning. The streamgage at Eastmanville has continued to operate.

USGS was in contact with local NWS and North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC) folks throughout the event.

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