May 22, 2024

River Flood Warning for Maumee River

At 10:04 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, the National Weather Service issued a River Flood Warning for the Maumee River at Waterville. In Grand Rapids, the river is fairly high, however the canal is spilling over into various areas of town including Bluebell Park, the sidewalk areas near the boat launch, and appears just a few feet from the fence behind town hall.

Click here to see a drone flyover of Grand Rapids from Wednesday, we will provide another flyover on April 4.

Here’s the latest River Forecast for Grand Rapids

Here’s the latest from Waterville:

Weather statement from the National Weather Service:

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1004 PM EDT Wed Apr 3 2024

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Ohio...

  Maumee River At Waterville affecting Lucas and Wood Counties.

For the Maumee River...including Grand Rapids, Waterville...minor
flooding is forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

The next statement will be issued Thursday morning at 815 AM EDT.

&&

OHC095-173-041215-
/O.EXT.KCLE.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-240405T2200Z/
/WTVO1.1.ER.240403T1018Z.240404T1200Z.240405T1600Z.NO/
1004 PM EDT Wed Apr 3 2024

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL FRIDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Maumee River at Waterville.

* WHEN...Until Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...At 9.0 feet, flooding occurs in lowland areas near the
  river.
  At 11.0 feet, a few riverside cabins in Waterville become
  threatened. Lowland flooding occurs along with some water
  inundation on River Road.
  At 12.0 feet, flooding begins in Side Cut Metropark. The river is
  out of banks in Waterville.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 9:00 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 11.5 feet.
  - Bankfull stage is 9.0 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 11.5
    feet tomorrow morning. It is then forecast to fall below
    flood stage during early Friday afternoon.
  - Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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