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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Thornapple River at Hastings are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Caledonia
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.20 ft on 04/07/1947
(2) 9.80 ft on 02/27/1985
(3) 9.79 ft on 02/23/2018
(4) 9.74 ft on 05/25/2004
(5) 9.72 ft on 04/21/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.26 ft on 06/30/2021
(2) 9.25 ft on 05/19/2020
(3) 7.48 ft on 01/14/2020
(4) 7.02 ft on 06/24/2019
(5) 9.79 ft on 02/23/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.71 ft on 08/10/1964
(2) 2.72 ft on 07/27/1965
(3) 2.73 ft on 07/12/1963
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10 Expect major flooding of River Road, farmland, and homes in low lying areas adjacent to the river. Over 200 homes flooded in the Hastings area and homes flood in Nashville on Water Street.
8 Expect minor flooding of River Road and homes at Quimby along River Lane, Charlton Park, and Berry's Landing.
7 Expect minor flooding of Tyden Park in Hastings, and homes upstream and downstream of Hastings.
5 River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low lying areas and farmland adjacent to the river.
(1) Thornapple River at Hastings - Looking Downstream from Bridge
(2) Wire Weight and USGS Gaging Station
(3) Bridge Located Downstream from Gage
(4) Thornapple River at Hastings - Looking Upstream from Bridge
(5) Thornapple River near Hastings looking at the River Gage during High Flows
(6) Thornapple River near Hastings looking upstream at the footbridge during High Flows
(7) Flooding of homes along Thornapple Lake
(8) Flooding of River Road near the Thornapple River near Hastings during High Water

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