Flood watch in place upstream from Robinson Township

Becky Vargo • Jan 10, 2017 at 11:54 AM

ROBINSON TWP. — The National Weather Service has announced a flood watch for the Grand River in Robinson Township from Tuesday morning until further notice.

An ice jam is in place downstream of the township and there is a chance the water upstream could rise above flood stage over the next few days.

The water level has been holding at about 1 foot below flood stage.

“However, combined rain and snow melt over the next 48 hours could elevate the river behind the jam,” officials said Tuesday.

The warmer temperatures and rainfall may not be enough to blow out the jam.

Residents should prepare for abrupt changes in the river. Residents are also asked to report any observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement.


• At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the water level at Robinson Township was 12.6 feet, up from 12.3 feet on Tuesday.

• The weather bureau forecasts the water to rise to about 12.8 feet Thursday and stabilize.

• Bank full stage is 13.0 feet.

• Flood stage is 13.3 feet.

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