Areas Affected: Houghton
...The National Weather Service in Marquette is continuing the Flood
Advisory for the Sturgeon River near Chassell in Houghton County...
..A steady rise has been observed on the Sturgeon River near Chassell
over the past few days due to snow melt in the area. Rapid snowmelt will
start to slow across the Sturgeon River drainage basin as temperatures lower.
The Flood Advisory continues for
The Sturgeon River near Chassell
* until Friday morning.
* At 7 PM Thursday the stage was 10.42 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
* At 10.5 feet...The river begins to overflow onto Sturgeon River Road...Rajala Road...and Aho Road. &&
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 Service.