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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pere Marquette River near Scottville 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: 7
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.07 ft on 09/13/1986
(2) 6.83 ft on 04/16/2014
(3) 6.35 ft on 03/09/1946
(4) 6.26 ft on 07/01/1969
(5) 6.26 ft on 04/17/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.50 ft on 02/10/2021 (P)
(2) 5.35 ft on 05/21/2020
(3) 5.16 ft on 03/18/2019
(4) 5.35 ft on 02/23/2018
(5) 4.05 ft on 03/03/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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9 High water reaches bottom girder of Scottville Road Bridge. Expect additional high water due to backwater from the bridge.
8 Expect major flooding of the campground in Scottville Park. High water covers Campground Road into park, the south side of Scottville Road near the bridge, Reek and Landon Roads upstream of Scottville.
5.5 Expect minor flooding of campgrounds located in Scottville Riverside Park.
5 Expect high water to begin covering Campground Road adjacent to river in Scottville Park.
4 River is bankfull. Overflow of low lying areas adjacent to the river occurs.
(1) Scottville Riverside Park
(2) Looking upstream from USGS river gage
(3) Looking downstream from USGS river gage
(4) Canoe Livery along the Pere Marquette River near the USGS river gage
(5) Looking upstream the Pere Marquette River at Riverside Park and Campground
(6) Access Road to Riverside Park goes underwater at flood stage
(7) Pere Marquette River looking downstream from Riverside Park at Bridge

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