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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Grand River at Ada 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.81 ft on 04/21/2013
(2) 22.56 ft on 02/24/2018
(3) 21.62 ft on 05/21/2020
(4) 21.60 ft on 02/28/1986
(5) 21.56 ft on 05/26/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.25 ft on 06/30/2021
(2) 21.62 ft on 05/21/2020
(3) 17.78 ft on 03/17/2019
(4) 22.56 ft on 02/24/2018
(5) 19.89 ft on 04/09/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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29 Alticor Inc. Catalog and Powder Complex flood.
27 Alticor Inc. buildings number 34 and 58 flood.
24.5 Inner dike along Alticor Inc. overtopped. East complex on Alticor Inc. floods.
21.6 500 parking spaces in the Alticor Inc. parking lot are inundated and one gate into the Alticor Inc. complex is closed due to the high water. Ada River Walk near Covered Bridge and Leonard Field Ball Park in Ada flooded.
20.7 Floodwaters begin to affect walkways along the river near downtown Ada.
20.5 Chief Hazy Cloud Park downstream of gage begins to flood.
20 Expect minor flooding of low lying areas.
17 River is bankfull. Shady Drive floods.
13 Water starts to impact low spots on the walking and biking trails along the river in Roselle Park.
(1) April 2013 Flooding - Shady Drive near Knapp Street Bridge
(2) April 2013 Flooding - Shady Drive
(3) April 2013 Flooding - Jupiter Bridge, Plainfield Township
(4) April 2013 Flooding - Fulton Street Bridge near Ada
(5) Backside of Ada Dam on the Thornapple River
(6) Ada Dam on the Thornapple River at High Water
(7) Alticor Parking Lot
(8) Alticor parking lot flooded during High Water
(9) Cascade Dam on the Thornapple River
(10) Grand River near Ada - Looking Downstream
(11) River Gage at Ada
(12) Grand River near Ada - Looking Upstream toward Bridge
(13) Fulton Street Bridge during High Water
(14) Grand River near Ada - Looking Upstream from Bridge
(15) Upstream view from Fulton Street Bridge of Grand River at High Water
(16) Covered Bridge in Ada over the Thornapple River at High Flows
(17) Leonard Park in Ada Flooded during High Water
(18) Ada Drive in Ada flooded during High Water
(19) Public boat ramp parking lot along Grand River near Ada flooded at High Water
(20) Grand River near Ada public boat ramp flooded during High Water
(21) Shady Drive near Knapp Street Bridge flooded by Grand River

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