Grand River

8:06 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Federal support for Grand River restoration project

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EPA program targets community-drive revitalization projects
GRAND RAPIDS - The estimated $27 million effort to restore the rapids in the Grand River has a new supporter: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The partnership selected the Grand River restoration project along with 10 other urban waterway sites around the country to receive coordination and resources support from more than a dozen different federal agencies.
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6:17 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Grand River was 3-4 inches from bigger problem

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Additional rain could have brought water up against Grand Rapids bridges and forced it against city walls
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- West Michigan residents shared photos of the swollen Grand River far and wide in the last week, marveling at waters that poured into neighborhoods from Comstock Park to Grandville and rose high enough to give some riverside offices aquarium views.
2:49 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rain and snow could slow Grand River's decline

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River crested Tuesday night in Grand Rapids and Comstock Park
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Historic flooding on the Grand River is expected to remain for at least an additional day or two thanks to predicted rain and snow Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids expects between half an inch to an inch of rain Tuesday afternoon and evening, halting the swollen Grand River's slow descent.
7:14 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Grand River crests in Grand Rapids, Comstock Park

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More rain in forecast for Tuesday could slow decline in river
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - After days spent surging to historic levels, the Grand River finally crested Sunday night in downtown Grand Rapids and Comstock Park. Measurements from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids show the river peaked at 21.85 feet downtown around 10 p.m., breaking the record of 19.64 feet set in 1985.
9:08 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Grand Rapids mayor says it's too early to estimate cost of damage from flooding

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River may stay above flood stage until Thursday
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - It still is too early to put a dollar amount on flood damages in the city, but preventative costs have racked up at least a $500,000 bill, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said.