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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Muskegon River near Croton Dam 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.80 ft on 09/12/1986
(2) 12.89 ft on 04/15/2014
(3) 11.55 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 11.11 ft on 04/19/2013
(5) 10.64 ft on 04/29/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.24 ft on 06/26/2021
(2) 10.33 ft on 05/19/2020
(3) 9.21 ft on 10/02/2019
(4) 10.08 ft on 03/15/2019
(5) 11.55 ft on 02/21/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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13 Flood water begins surrounding properties on Russel Road and Salmon Run in Croton Township, Cottonwood Flats and Gould Subdivision in Brooks Township. Expect major flooding of Devils Hole.
12 Expect major flooding of 16 properties in Devils Hole.
11 Expect minor flooding in Devils Hole in Brooks Township.
10.5 Flood water begins surrounding cottages in Devils Hole and Main Street in Brooks Township. Expect all public river access sites to be closed.
10 Expect all public river access sites to be closed.
9 Expect minor flooding in low lying areas along the river.
8 River is bankfull. River begins to exceed its banks and minor flooding begins in low lying areas along the river.
(1) USGS River gaging station on the Muskegon River near Croton.
(2) USGS River gaging station on the Muskegon River looking upstream towards Croton Dam.
(3) USGS Staff gage in the Muskegon River near the boat launch below Croton Dam.

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