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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Flood: Returning to the Grand River

Flood: Returning to the Grand River


Water pumped from the area at the west end of Lyon St. flowed into the sidewalk drain and down the steps, beyond the gate in the upper left, into the Grand River, from whence it came. The high water level of the river is visible beyond the fence.


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TitleFlood: Returning to 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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