WEST MICHIGAN — Many area river basins here in West Michigan have FLOOD WARNINGS posted through most of this week. While many areas have standing water from a super saturated ground, run-off typically finds a way to make it into the smaller tributaries, creeks, streams, and eventually the larger rivers. These rivers likely will not crest until later this week.
Click here to see the river and hydrology page from the National Weather Service to track river levels. Below is what the image will look like. Anything in yellow, orange, or red denotes higher than normal level at a particular river gauge.
If you live across our extreme southern counties of Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, or Branch, click here to see the river and hydrology page from the National Weather Service from North Webster, Indiana.
Take a look below at the image FOX 17 obtained in Muskegon County. A sinkhole, or completely washed out road. This is why we say NEVER drive through water! In this case, there is no road left in tact. It was clearly eroded and washed out.
The image attached to this story was taken in Muskegon and was submitted by Jamie Medema. Standing water, saturated ground, and street/basement flooding are common sites across West Michigan. We will start to dry out Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Again, major river basins likely will not crest for at least few more days. Warmer weather arrives this weekend. Get the complete forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.