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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 Jackson are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Eaton Rapids
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Flow (in CFS): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.44 ft on 06/25/1968
(2) 15.20 ft on 08/17/1995
(3) 15.12 ft on 08/16/2016
(4) 14.81 ft on 08/12/2021
(5) 14.77 ft on 10/09/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.77 ft on 10/09/2021 (P)
(2) 14.81 ft on 08/12/2021
(3) 14.35 ft on 05/18/2020
(4) 13.25 ft on 06/05/2019
(5) 14.59 ft on 09/01/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.00 ft on 08/22/1936
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16.5 Expect widespread street flooding, impassable roads and flooded basements. Expect major flooding of the industrial area downtown and businesses and residences along West Trail Street in an area east of Grand River Bridge, Lewis Street, High Street, and Losey Street.
16 Expect major flooding of residences along West Trail Street, Lewis Street, High Street, Losey Street and in areas east of Grand River Bridge. Railroad tracks inundated in low lying areas along river.
15 Expect moderate flooding of residences along High Street, Lewis Street, and Losey Street. High water would disrupt traffic and damage residences.
14 Expect minor flooding of low lying areas.
13 River is bankfull. River begins to flow into low lying areas.
(1) Grand River at Jackson - Looking Downstream
(2) Inside USGS Gaging Station
(3) USGS Gaging Station on the Grand River at Jackson
(4) Grand River at Jackson - Looking Upstream

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