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Grand River at Robinson Township Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.4 ft at 10:01AM Dec 13, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 10:07AM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2014Highest Observation: 9.65 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014RBNM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:33AM Dec 18, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 9.65 ft at 10:00 AM EST 17-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 13.3 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Grand River at Robinson Township 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13.3
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 18.30 ft on 01/21/2005
(2) 18.00 ft on 02/25/1994
(3) 17.00 ft on 04/19/2013
(4) 16.20 ft on 05/28/2004
(5) 15.60 ft on 03/28/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.00 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 15.10 ft on 02/08/2013
(3) 13.60 ft on 05/03/2011
(4) 11.00 ft on 04/09/2010
(5) 14.62 ft on 05/02/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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18.3 Flood of record. Major flooding of homes along Vanlopik Road and homes along Limberlost Road are flooded. Vanlopik Road is under 4 to 5 feet of water. Water reaches seat-cushion level in several homes
17 Vanlopik Road is 3 to 4 feet under water. Moderate flooding of several homes in Vanlopik subdivision occurs
16 Vanlopik Road is 2 to 3 feet under water. Moderate flooding of several homes on the east end of Vanlopik subdivision occurs
15 Vanlopik Road is 1 to 2 feet under water. Moderate flooding of several homes on the east end of Vanlopik subdivision occurs
13.92 Several homes in Vanlopik subdivision are surrounded by water
13.7 Two houses in the Vanlopik subdivision begin to be surrounded by water
13.6 Eastern edge of Vanlopik and the western edge of Limberlost Roads begin to flood. Flooding begins to occur in low lying areas in Deer Creek Park
13.3 Minor flooding begins in low areas
13 River is bankfull
Photos
(1) April 2013 Flooding - Robinson Township, Van Lopik Subdivision
(2) April 2013 Flooding - Robinson Township, Van Lopik Subdivision
(3) April 2013 Flooding - Robinson Township, Limberlost Subdivision
(4) April 2013 Flooding - Robinson Township, 118th Avenue
(5) April 2013 Flooding - Robinson Township
(6) April 2013 Flooding - Eastmanville
(7) Grand River Overflowing VanLopik Street
(8) Grand River Overflowing in Robinson Township
(9) Grand River Overflowing into Limberlost Subdivision
(10) Staff Gages on the Grand River in Robinson Township
(11) Aerial View Looking South
(12) Staff Gage on the Grand River in Robinson Township
(13) Another Photo of the Staff Gage on the Grand River in Robinson Township
(14) Aerial View Looking Upstream
(15) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(16) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(17) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(18) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(19) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(20) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(21) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(22) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
(23) Ice Jam Flooding - January 2005
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Latitude: 43.040000° N, Longitude: 86.081111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13.3 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available 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 570 ft 583.3 ft  
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