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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. 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)Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00PM Apr 18, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 2:00AM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 6.2 ft 8:00AM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00PM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 6 ft 8:00PM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 5.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 5.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 5.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00PM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 5.4 ft 2:00AM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 5.3 ft 8:00AM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 5.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 5 ft 2:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 4.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 4.1 ft 8:00PM Apr 24, 2019HHTM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:35AM Apr 18, 2019)Forecast (issued 9:27PM Apr 17)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) 9.80 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 9.75 ft on 02/24/1985
(5) 9.00 ft on 03/13/1982
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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

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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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