Flood Warning In Effect For Huron River In Hamburg
May 16, 2018
The Huron River in Hamburg Township is under a Flood Warning, with the river expected to crest more than a foot above flood stage later today.
The river, which has been steadily rising since Friday morning, is predicted to reach 7.6 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 6.5 feet, which was reached and exceeded on Sunday.
Hamburg Township Supervisor Pat Hohl also reminds boaters not to create a wake while they are on the lake or river until the flooding recedes as this can make the situation worse for shoreline property owners.
At that stage, water begins to flood the yards of homes, as well as submerge boat docks, along the Huron River and Ore Lake. At 7 feet, water begins to reach foundations and crawl spaces of many homes. The last time the river was at this height was almost ten years ago in September of 2008, when it crested at 7.59 feet. The all-time record is 8.5 feet from 1968. (JK)