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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cass River at Frankenmuth are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Vassar Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.52 ft on 09/12/1986
(2) 23.60 ft on 02/22/1997
(3) 23.37 ft on 03/03/1968
(4) 23.30 ft on 02/23/1997
(5) 23.10 ft on 05/22/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.74 ft on 01/13/2020
(2) 19.49 ft on 05/27/2019
(3) 19.05 ft on 03/16/2019
(4) 18.60 ft on 04/18/2018
(5) 21.21 ft on 02/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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29 Water will likely begin making its way around the levee and into downtown Frankenmuth.
23 Softball fields and picnic areas by Bavarian Inn Resort will be under about 3 feet of water.
22.5 At least three houses, by Dixie Highway and Knott Road in Bridgeport Township, become surrounded by water. Water flows on both sides of the Cass River bridge on Dixie Highway.
22 Water floods driveways of several houses on Curtis Road near Frankenmuth.
21.5 Water reaches Curtis Road and Dixie Highway by Green Acres Golf Course between Bridgeport and Frankenmuth. Widespread flooding of adjacent lowlands and agricutlural lands worsens.
20 The recreation park by the Bavarian Inn Resort in Frankenmuth floods.
19.5 Some backyards on Curtis Road near Frankenmuth flood.
19 Flooding begins on Green Acres Golf Course located on the Bridgeport and Frankenmuth Township border.
17 The river begins to overflow its banks in places, flooding adjacent low lands.

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