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ALERT: Update on status of the nationwide data transmission error that prevents stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. The USGS has restored the transmission from all of their gauges or has placed them in a seasonal outage (some Alaska gauges). There are a few USGS gauges that the NWS is not yet receiving the new transmissions and NWS is working to get that data by alternate means. A map of the status of USGS gauges is here. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The situation has greatly improved and will continue to improve but at a slower pace. The outage maps will now be updated once per week on Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Sycamore Creek near Holt Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)HHTM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (5:34AM Nov 14, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.7 ft at 4:30 AM EST 6-Nov-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 48 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) 9.80 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 9.75 ft on 02/24/1985
(5) 9.00 ft on 07/29/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.80 ft on 02/21/2018
(2) 8.82 ft on 04/07/2017
(3) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(4) 8.08 ft on 08/17/2016
(5) 8.02 ft on 06/24/2015
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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

River Stage
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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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