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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 Vassar are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Frankenmuth
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.82 ft on 09/12/1986
(2) 20.80 ft on 03/20/1948
(3) 19.00 ft on 03/18/1942
(4) 18.90 ft on 03/30/1916
(5) 18.50 ft on 04/06/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.05 ft on 02/22/2018
(2) 14.95 ft on 04/20/2013
(3) 15.30 ft on 04/13/2013
(4) 14.63 ft on 04/30/2011
(5) 14.28 ft on 04/29/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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24.8 All of downtown Vassar floods. Most businesses and about 50 homes flood. The flood waters reach the intersection of Main and Huron Streets on the northwest side of the downtown area, and the intersection of Huron and East Streets on the southeast side. One story homes on Cass Avenue along the river may flood up to the eaves.
17.7 Many businesses and homes flood with considerable damage. Some homes flood with up to 2 feet of water. Back water from the Moore drain could cause flooding to reach up to 4 feet deep in some businesses. The river also begins touching the bottom of the M-15 bridge.
17 East Huron Street begins to flood near the bridge in Vassar.
15 Some homes begin to flood.
14 Some basements of businesses near the river begin to flood. Water Street in Vassar will be flooded up to a foot.
12 Some overflow along the banks begins.

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