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Grand River at Grand Ledge Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 6.2 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 6 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 5.9 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2024GDLM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:06PM May 25, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.8 ft at 7:00 AM EDT 25-May-2024. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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: Stage may be affected by ice during winter months.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Grand River at Grand Ledge 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.00 ft on 03/26/1904
(2) 12.00 ft on 04/07/1947
(3) 11.90 ft on 02/16/1918
(4) 11.51 ft on 03/19/1982
(5) 11.40 ft on 03/14/1920
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.00 ft on 08/12/2021
(2) 9.00 ft on 05/21/2020
(3) 8.00 ft on 06/21/2019
(4) 8.00 ft on 05/16/2018
(5) 8.40 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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15 High water affects the Water and Sewage Plant in Grand Ledge. Expect major flooding in the area.
11 Expect minor flooding in low lying areas and farmland along the river.
10 River is bankfull.
8 Expect minor flooding of islands located near the gage.
(1) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Downstream at Second Island
(2) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Downstream at Bridge
(3) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Downstream from Bridge
(4) Staff Gage on Grand River at Grand Ledge
(5) Staff gage on the Grand River in Grand Ledge Second Island Park
(6) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Upstream from Bridge
(7) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Downstream from Second Island Park
(8) Grand River at Grand Ledge - Looking Downstream from Bridge to Second Island Park
(9) Low Head Dam on the Grand River in Grand Ledge located below the river gage
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Latitude: 42.755560° N, Longitude: 84.746360° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 782.85 ft 793.85 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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