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Sycamore Creek near Holt Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:50AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 6.78 ft at 6:43AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 9.17 ft at 6:10PM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 9.67 ft at 6:44AM Feb 21, 2018Highest Observation: 9.8 ft at 1:45PM Feb 21, 2018Observed: 9.77 ft at 6:10PM Feb 21, 2018Observed: 9.45 ft at 7:20AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 9.11 ft at 7:44PM Feb 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.2 ft 1:00PM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 8 ft 7:00PM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 7.7 ft 7:00AM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 7.6 ft 1:00PM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 7.5 ft 7:00PM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 7.4 ft 1:00AM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 7.3 ft 7:00AM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 7.2 ft 1:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 7.1 ft 7:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 7 ft 1:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 6.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00PM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 6.3 ft 7:00PM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 6.3 ft 1:00AM Feb 28, 2018Forecast: 6.2 ft 7:00AM Feb 28, 2018Forecast: 6.1 ft 1:00PM Feb 28, 2018Forecast: 6 ft 7:00PM Feb 28, 2018Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Mar 01, 2018Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00AM Mar 01, 2018Forecast: 5.7 ft 1:00PM Mar 01, 2018Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00PM Mar 01, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHHTM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:05AM Feb 23, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 9:41PM Feb 22)Latest observed value: 9.11 ft at 7:44 PM EST 22-Feb-2018. 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) 8.82 ft on 04/07/2017
(2) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(3) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(4) 8.02 ft on 06/24/2015
(5) 8.06 ft on 03/23/2014
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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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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