Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
656 PM EDT THU APR 16 2015

...The National Weather Service in Marquette is continuing the Flood
Advisory for the Sturgeon River near Chassell in Houghton County...

.Continued snowmelt runoff into the Sturgeon River drainage basin
will keep the river level above bankfull at Chassell into Friday
afternoon. Expect the Sturgeon River to fall below bankfull by
Friday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Residents along these rivers should remain alert and
exercise caution when walking near riverbanks.

A Flood Advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull. If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning. Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet for
further developments and information from the National Weather
Service.

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656 PM EDT THU APR 16 2015

The Flood Advisory is extended for
  The Sturgeon River near Chassell
* until Friday evening.
* At 6 PM Thursday the stage was 10.47 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
* Forecast...Expect the river to fall very slowly through Friday
  and below 10.0 feet by Friday evening.
* At 10.5 feet...The river begins to overflow onto Sturgeon River
  Road...Rajala Road...and Aho Road.

&&

LAT...LON 4692 8861 4704 8856 4703 8850 4700 8845
      4692 8848

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