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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Battle Creek at Battle Creek 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: 6
Moderate Flood Stage: 5
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 4.48 ft on 04/07/1947
(2) 4.44 ft on 04/21/1975
(3) 4.19 ft on 03/21/1948
(4) 4.12 ft on 02/22/2018
(5) 3.98 ft on 02/26/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2.42 ft on 06/30/2021
(2) 3.20 ft on 05/20/2020
(3) 3.08 ft on 06/22/2019
(4) 4.12 ft on 02/22/2018
(5) 3.32 ft on 08/08/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.40 ft on 08/14/1934
(2) 0.47 ft on 08/08/1964
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5 Expect moderate flooding of sections of Wagner Drive and apartment buildings along Wagner Drive.
4.5 Consumers Energy power station on Elm Street along left bank of stream experiences flooding of concrete lot that supports high voltage equipment. Commercial developments along Elm and Union Streets begin to experience flooding.
4.34 Water begins to flow around Verona Dam directly below gage, jeopardizing the dam.
4 Expect minor flooding of City Park and basement flooding of homes in Union Street area. Parking lots of commercial interests along Elm and Union Streets will flood.
3 River is bankfull. Flooding of low lying areas occurs in the vicinity of Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road at the river crossings. Rising waters begin to impact the backyards of homes in the vicinity of the river near Pine Lake Road and McAllister Road in Pennfield Township.

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