GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A snorkel is required for a quick game of baseball at Riverside Park.
The Grand River water level rose overnight, reaching 17.45 feet as of 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at the measuring station in downtown Grand Rapids. That's just below minor flood stage, but low lying areas upstream -- including the park -- are inundated with water.
It's more of a serious situation in Comstock Park. The water level there has reached moderate flood stage at 15 feet -- a foot below the "major" criteria.
The river in Ottawa County's Robinson Township is forecast to remain just below moderate flood stage, peaking at 14.4 feet Tuesday.
Although the water level is expected to fall in the days ahead, heavy rain from strong to severe thunderstorms could slow any decrease or cause a sudden spike. Flood advisories and warnings remain in effect until further notice for many West Michigan rivers.
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