Rain, melting snow to raise Michigan river levels this spring, creating hazardous conditions
Flood watches, warnings issued Wednesday by National Weather Service across much of southern Lower Peninsula
Melting of abundant winter snowfall in Michigan and spring rains are expected to result in high water levels in many of the state's rivers.
Flood watches or warnings have been issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service across much of the southern Lower Peninsula.
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The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports faster, more dangerous conditions are possible for rafters and kayakers.
Higher river levels come as levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months. That forecast by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers means continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns.
Officials said earlier that melting snow won't be nearly enough to offset years of declining Great Lakes levels brought on by drought and stepped-up evaporation amid warming temperatures.
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