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Flooding expected in low lying areas
Flooding expected in low lying areas

The calendar may say it is spring, but mother nature is delivering a different season.  Kent County residents woke up to snow showers this morning as temperatures hovered in the low to mid 30’s. 

Rain is in the forecast virtually every day in the next week, according to the 13 On Target Weather team.

Rivers and streams in West Michigan will remain high with localized flooding of low lying areas, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids.

Here are the current river conditions in Kent County.  All readings are from Saturday, April 13:

The Thornapple River in Hastings is close to flood stage.  As of 12:15pm today, the river was at 6.71 feet.  Flood stage is 7 feet.

The Thornapple River in Caledonia was at 8.18 feet at 11:30am today.  Flood stage is 10 feet. 

Downstream in Cascade, the river spilled over its banks just below the Cascade Dam at Tassel Park.

The Grand River in Grand Rapids was at 14.14 feet at Noon today.  Flood stage is 18 feet.

The Grand River in Lowell was at 11.69 feet as of 10:05am.  Flood stage is 15 feet.

The Rogue River in Rockford was at 7.68 feet as of 11:30am today.  Flood stage is 8 feet.

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