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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Shiawassee River at Owosso 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: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 10.35 ft on 04/06/1947
(2) 10.30 ft on 10/01/1981
(3) 10.27 ft on 03/20/1948
(4) 9.25 ft on 04/22/1975
(5) 9.10 ft on 02/21/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.19 ft on 06/27/2021 (P)
(2) 7.28 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 9.10 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 8.71 ft on 04/07/2017
(5) 8.45 ft on 05/15/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.12 ft on 07/27/1934
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10.3 The entire area east of Park Street and as far north as Comstock Street will flood. Many homes and businesses will be surronded by water and experience basement flooding.
9 Considerable basement flooding occurs in adjacent residential sections from backed up sewers. The south end of Martin Street, Grover Street and Jerome Avenue flood.
7 Flooding begins in residential area along Jerome Avenue east of South Washington Avenue in Owosso.
6 Some adjacent lowland floods.

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