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Pine River at Alma Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesALMM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:47AM Jul 23, 2014)Flood Stage is 8 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Pine River at Alma are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Midland
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:12
Moderate Flood Stage:10
Flood Stage:8
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 12.82 ft on 09/12/1986
(2) 10.81 ft on 03/19/1948
(3) 10.43 ft on 02/06/1938
(4) 10.15 ft on 04/18/2013
(5) 10.02 ft on 03/08/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.02 ft on 10/03/2003
(2) 0.40 ft on 09/06/1964
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12.82 Expect major flooding of homes... apartments... and businesses. Sections of Pine Avenue...Center Street...Walnut Street...Woodworth Avenue...River Avenue...Downie Street...Ely Street...and Riverview Drive are closed due to high water
10.8 Nearly all bridges flooded. Expect moderate flooding of the first floor of homes...apartments and businesses. Sections of Pine Avenue...Center Street...Walnut Street...Woodworth Avenue...River Avenue...Downie Street...Ely Street...and Riverview Drive are closed due to flooding
10 Residents living in homes and apartments near the river on River Avenue...Court Avenue...Ely Street...and Riverview Drive are flooded. The bridge on State Street is closed due to flooding. The following streets in Alma are closed due to high water...Pine from Center to Downie...Downie from Pine to River...River from Downie to Walnut...Walnut from River to Euclid...Pine from Superior to Downie...Woodworth from Ely to the railroad trails...and State from Ely to the railroad tracks
9.5 Expect flooding in basements in residences along Downie and River Streets
8.4 Residences at junction of River and Downie Streets begin to flood
8 Expect some flooding of low lying areas
7 River is bankfull
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(1) April 2009 Flooding - Riverside Park in Alma
(2) April 2009 Flooding - Park in Alma
(3) April 2009 Flooding - Public Library in Alma
(4) April 2009 Flooding - Dam near North State Street in Alma
(5) April 2009 Flooding - Near North State Street in Alma
(6) April 2009 Flooding - North River Avenue in Alma
(7) April 2009 Flooding - North River Avenue in Alma
(8) April 2009 Flooding - North River Avenue in Alma
(9) April 2009 Flooding - Hastings Street and North River Avenue in Alma
(10) April 2009 Flooding - East Superior Street Bridge in Alma
(11) Pine River at Alma looking upstream from gage.
(12) Pine River at Alma looking downstream from gage.
(13) USGS river gaging station on the Pine River at Alma.
(14) Pine River at Alma looking upstream at footbridge near gage.
(15) Footbridge near gage on the Pine River at Alma.
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Latitude: 43.379444° N, Longitude: 84.655556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 718.37 ft 726.37 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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