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Sycamore Creek near Holt Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.62 ft at 9:36PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 4.52 ft at 7:50AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:39PM Apr 29, 2017Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 6.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 7 ft 8:00PM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 7.5 ft 2:00AM May 01, 2017Highest Forecast: 7.9 ft 8:00AM May 01, 2017Highest Forecast: 7.9 ft 2:00PM May 01, 2017Highest Forecast: 7.9 ft 8:00PM May 01, 2017Forecast: 7.7 ft 2:00AM May 02, 2017Forecast: 7.5 ft 8:00AM May 02, 2017Forecast: 7.3 ft 2:00PM May 02, 2017Forecast: 7.1 ft 8:00PM May 02, 2017Forecast: 7 ft 2:00AM May 03, 2017Forecast: 6.9 ft 8:00AM May 03, 2017Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00PM May 03, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 8:00PM May 03, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 2:00AM May 04, 2017Forecast: 6.4 ft 8:00AM May 04, 2017Forecast: 6.3 ft 2:00PM May 04, 2017Forecast: 6.2 ft 8:00PM May 04, 2017Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00AM May 05, 2017Forecast: 6.1 ft 8:00AM May 05, 2017Forecast: 6 ft 2:00PM May 05, 2017Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM May 05, 2017Forecast: 5.8 ft 2:00AM May 06, 2017Forecast: 5.7 ft 8:00AM May 06, 2017Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00PM May 06, 2017Forecast: 5.5 ft 8:00PM May 06, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHHTM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:49AM Apr 30, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:20PM Apr 29)Latest observed value: 4.51 ft at 10:39 PM EDT 29-Apr-2017. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Sycamore Creek near Holt are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.60 ft on 04/04/1947
(2) 10.00 ft on 04/19/1975
(3) 9.75 ft on 02/24/1985
(4) 9.00 ft on 07/29/2011
(5) 9.00 ft on 03/13/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(2) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(3) 8.02 ft on 06/24/2015
(4) 8.06 ft on 03/23/2014
(5) 8.40 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.80 ft on 09/29/1979

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10 Expect major flooding of East Mt. Hope Road and homes along Sunnyside Ave, Willard Ave, Ruth Ave, Hoyt Ave and Cavanaugh Road, Boettcher Court, Jolly Road, and Aurelius Road.
8 Expect minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to the river, in the Lansing Municipal Golf Course and sections of East Mt. Hope Road.
6 Flooding begins in low lying areas along the creek and at the Lansing Municipal Golf Course and Scott Woods Park.
(1) Wire Weight Gage on Sycamore Creek near Holt
(2) Discontinued USGS River Gaging Station on Sycamore Creek near Holt
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Latitude: 42.640278° N, Longitude: 84.482778° W, Horizontal Datum: Unknown

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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)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 843.896 851.896 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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