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Several rivers under flood watch in West Michigan

Posted at 4:55 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 06:10:38-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Several rivers in West Michigan are under a flood warning as of Monday morning.

Rising waters are threatening homes and causing concerns for motorists.

The flood warnings stretch from Lansing to Grand Rapids along parts of the Grand River.

The National Weather Service has issued a minor flood warning until further notice for parts of Kent and Ottawa counties.

Current water levels stand at 11 feet, flooding begins at 12 feet.

Based on recent precipitation, snow and ice, those waters are expected to hit 16 feet by Thursday morning.

Early reports indicate flooded basements along Abrigador Trail and Willow Drive in Comstock Park and Riverbank Street Northeast and Konkle Drive in Plainfield Township are also flooded.

Full list of rivers impacted:

Grand River at Ionia affecting Ionia County
Grand River at Lowell affecting Kent County
Kalamazoo River At Marshall affecting Calhoun County
Kalamazoo River At Comstock affecting Kalamazoo County
Grand River near Comstock Park affecting Kent County
Grand River at Robinson Township affecting Ottawa County
Thornapple River Above Hastings affecting Barry County
Portage River near Vicksburg affecting Kalamazoo County
St. Joseph River At Burlington affecting Calhoun County

Record flooding in the Grand River was just under 22 feet in 2013.

Even though we’re a long ways off from hitting that mark, it's still a major inconvenience for people who live along the river.

Motorists are reminded to follow all signage and barricades and to turn around and not drown.