The image above is a hydrograph (a graph of river stages) for the Huron River at Hamburg for the month of May 2004. The graph shows the response of the river to the record monthly rainfall that fell across the Huron River basin. The river crested at 8.13 feet, or 1.63 feet above the floodstage of 6.5 feet. A current hydrograph is available from the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
The crest of 8.13 feet is the third highest crest recorded for the Huron River at Hamburg. The two higher crests were 8.46 feet on June 30th, 1968; and 8.35 feet on May 15th, 1956. Records for this site go back to October 1951.
The following images are of flooding along the Huron River and Orr Lake near Hamburg. They were taken May 26th, 2004, just before the river crested. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger image. Images courtesy of Danny Costello, National Weather Service.