Grand River at highest water level since historic 2013 flood

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - What goes up must come down, and that's the Grand River water level.

It's common for residents along the river prepare for nuisance flooding each year. This year, however, the water level on the Grand River at Comstock Park is at its highest since the historic 2013 flood.

Moderate flooding is occurring, with the water level at 14.75 feet as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, according to National Weather Service data. More water is coming: the river is forecast to peak at 15.1 feet Monday afternoon.

It is not likely for the water level to climb to what's considered major flood stage -- 16 feet -- nor the 2013 record rise to 17.8 feet.

More: Residents along the Grand River deal with flooding

Downstream in downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand River is forecast to rise just below minor flood stage at 17.7 feet Monday. It's currently at 16.78 feet, with low lying areas underwater near the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Residents of Ottawa County's Robinson Township are experiencing near minor flooding at 13.1 feet. The water upstream is forecast to flow here by Monday afternoon, with it rising to near moderate flood stage at 14.4 feet.

Multiple flood warnings and advisories are in effect until further notice for many of West Michigan's rivers.

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