Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The Huron River is swelling. The intermittent precipitation the area has received since Sunday has caused the mighty Huron to surge within 40 cm (1.25 ft) of flood stage. The river is forecast to crest at 5 m (16.30 ft) at 7:00 pm tomorrow. That's a whole 10 cm (0.30 ft) above flood stage. As you can see on the map below, many of the rivers in the area have discharges that are currently above the 90th percentile (black circles) for discharges in the last 95 years.

The continued inundation is also creating some flooding issues around town. As you can see the Main Valley in the Arboretum is turning into a shallow river.


  1. 10cm = 3", not .3", but good to know anyway. I'll avoid the ramp from I-94 eastbound to jackson road. It ia sure to be flooded.

  2. @Joe, Thanks for spotting that. I corrected it to 0.30 ft.