XFlood Advisory issued April 22 at 10:36AM EDT until April 25 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Marquette MI
East Branch Escanaba River at Gwinn affecting Marquette County
.Rainfall of around one inch has occurred across the northern portion
of the East Branch of the Escanaba River basin since Sunday morning
with the majority of that rain occurring since last evening. The
lingering snowpack in the northern portion of the basin will diminish
through tonight. Additional moderate to heavy rain will occur through
the day today which will push the river to near the flood stage on
Tuesday afternoon. Rain will diminish tonight, but the river is not
expected to fall back below bankfull until Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
The East Branch Escanaba River at Gwinn.
* from this evening to Thursday morning.
* At 9 AM Monday the stage was 4.8 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to near the flood stage of 7.0
feet on late Tuesday morning then remain above bankfull through early
* At 7.9 feet...Water reaches the bottom girder of the M-35 bridge.
* At 7.0 feet...Low lying areas of Peter Nordeen Park begin to flood.
Safety message...Residents along these rivers should remain alert and
exercise caution when walking near riverbanks.
A Flood Advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull. If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning. Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet for
further developments and information from the National Weather