The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a flood advisory for the Sturegon River at Nahma Junction in Delta County.
Heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches that fell across the Sturgeon River basin most of Sunday has led to the river reaching bankfull.
Additional rainfall of up to 0.5 inches is possible across the basin later today as showers and some thunderstorms develop over south central Upper Michigan.
The river will crest during the day today then gradually subside below bankfull later Monday night.
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.
At 4:00 Monday morning, the waters were at 8-point-1 feet. Bankfall stage is eight feet, and flood stage there is ten feet.
At eight feet, the water starts to overflow the banks along the river. This flood advisory is in effect until late Monday night.