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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Flood: Pumping out the Grand River

Flood: Pumping out the Grand River


Pumping equipment at the west end of Lyon St., where it meets the Grand River, works to pump water from the basements of riverfront buildings. The water flowed down the steps leading to the promenade along the river front, also under water. In the background yellow tape indicates the area off-limts, and sandbags are visible in the upper right of the photo.


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TitleFlood: Pumping out the Grand River

Flood stage on the Grand River is considered to be 18 ft. In April of 2013 the river peaked at 21.85 ft., breaking the prior record of 19.64 ft. of 1985. 

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionPrivate Collection

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