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Grand River at Lansing Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLNSM4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:05AM Sep 24, 2021)Flood Stage is 11 ft
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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: Due to bridge replacement, this gauge is temporarily unavailable.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Grand River at Lansing 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) 15.43 ft on 04/20/1975
(2) 14.63 ft on 02/23/2018
(3) 14.12 ft on 02/26/1985
(4) 14.04 ft on 02/23/2018
(5) 13.40 ft on 03/17/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.09 ft on 01/14/2020 (P)
(2) 14.04 ft on 02/23/2018
(3) 14.63 ft on 02/23/2018
(4) 12.25 ft on 04/08/2017
(5) 8.21 ft on 04/12/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.85 ft on 09/09/1963
(2) 1.20 ft on 07/20/1965

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17 Expect widespread major flooding of industries, businesses, and residences in the Lansing area.
15.5 Expect road closures and major flooding of residences and businesses in North Lansing, in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, Tecumseh River Drive, Willow Street and in Edmore Park area.
15 Expect major flooding of homes and businesses in low lying areas adjacent to the river. High water also begins to affect the railroad switch yard.
14 Expect moderate flooding of homes along Willow Street, Roosevelt Street and in the Cherry Hill neighborhood along the river.
13.5 Expect moderate flooding of residences and businesses along Pennsylvania Avenue at Lindbergh drive and the Potter Creek area.
12 Expect minor flooding of basements of businesses in North Lansing.
11 Expect minor flooding of low lying areas and parks.
10 River is bankfull.
(1) Grand River in Lansing - Looking Downstream from Bridge
(2) Inside USGS Gaging Station
(3) USGS Gaging Station at the Grand River in Lansing
(4) Grand River in Lansing - Looking Upstream from Bridge
(5) Wire Weight Gage on Bridge
(6) River walk underwater during high water event along the Grand River in Lansing
(7) Flooding of river walk near the North Grand River Avenue Bridge
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Latitude: 42.750556° N, Longitude: 84.555278° 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)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 805.53 ft 816.53 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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