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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kalamazoo River at Comstock 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: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.94 ft on 04/08/1947
(2) 10.91 ft on 02/28/1985
(3) 10.43 ft on 09/18/2008
(4) 10.20 ft on 03/19/1982
(5) 10.15 ft on 03/22/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.75 ft on 04/10/2017
(2) 8.69 ft on 05/30/2011
(3) 7.86 ft on 07/25/2010
(4) 9.14 ft on 03/12/2009
(5) 10.43 ft on 09/18/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.09 ft on 05/29/1958
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11 Expect extensive basement flooding and major flooding of businesses and the first floors of homes in the Portage Creek, Axtell Creek, and Gull Street areas in Kalamazoo.
10 Expect moderate flooding of homes along Portage Creek, near Gull Street and Recreation Park. Industrial areas in Kalamazoo begin to flood.
9 Expect minor flooding of low lying areas, the park in Comstock, and residential areas along Portage Creek, near Gull Street and the Recreation Park.
8 Expect minor flooding in park in Comstock.
7 River is bankfull.
Photos
(1) September 2008 Flooding - Parcom Street
(2) September 2008 Flooding - Parcom Street
(3) September 2008 Flooding - Proctor Avenue
(4) September 2008 Flooding - Merrill Park
(5) September 2008 Flooding - Downtown Kalamazoo Portage Creek
(6) September 2008 Flooding - Downtown Kalamazoo Portage Creek

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