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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Flint River at Flint 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.95 ft on 09/06/1985
(2) 16.35 ft on 04/06/1947
(3) 15.90 ft on 02/10/2001
(4) 14.99 ft on 04/19/1975
(5) 14.97 ft on 10/01/1981
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.13 ft on 02/23/2018
(2) 14.68 ft on 02/21/2018
(3) 13.24 ft on 04/07/2017
(4) 13.28 ft on 04/19/2013
(5) 13.90 ft on 05/04/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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17 Several homes need to be evacuated in the Riverview subdivision of Flint Township. North Dort Highway (M-54) will likely be closed at the Flint River bridge.
15 Some homes may need to be evacuated in Riverview subdivision with several others surrounded by water. Several houses on Dutch Mill Drive in Flushing will be flooded. Riverbank Park in downtown Flint will almost be completely submerged.
14 Some homes in Flint Township experience minor flooding. Some buildings in Burton, along Thread Creek near where it enters the Flint River, sustain extensive basement damage.
13 Some basements and backyards along and near the river begin to flood. Water affects some roads along the river and its tributaries.
11 Lowlands begin to flood with little damage occurring. Water in Swartz and Thread Creek may back up and cause local flooding near where they enter the Flint River.

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