Grand River Now Cresting In Grand Rapids

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Businesses and homeowners that live along the Grand River in Grand River can probably begin to breathe a sigh of relief if you’re still sitting on dry land and you’re not in flood waters yet. The National Weather Service just released updated information that states the Grand River in downtown GR has crested at 21.85 feet.

Flood stage is 18 feet in Grand Rapids. The river will begin a slow fall Monday and is expected to fall below flood stage by early Thursday afternoon. That means the river also crested in Comstock Park (just upstream) at 17.8 feet. Flood stage there is 12 feet. Unfortunately, the river is not expected to fall below flood stage there until sometime Saturday.

While Monday will deliver another dry day weatherwise, rain is likely on Tuesday as another frontal system tracks in to and through the Great Lakes. That will likely generate another half to one inch of rain. While the additional precipitation is not expected to seriously impact the rivers, it will likely slow the times down by a day or two of when they fall below flood stage…so stay tuned to later forecasts.

Get the latest flood warning and flood advisory information from across the area here. Get your complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.