Stormwater Photo Journal: Along the Grand River

These photos were taken near 4 Mile Road and Coit Avenue on May 2 after nearly six inches of rain fell on Grand Rapids over a 10-day period, an event that happens only every 10 to 25 years.  This brought the level of the Grand River to over 16 feet;  four feet higher than normal for this time of year.

Residents must park their cars up the street from the flood waters, then take row boats or wear waders to reach their homes. Click on the image for a larger size.

A row boat tied to the side of the road, which is used to get home. Click on the image for a larger size.

If you look closely, there is a man with waders walking to his house. Click on the image for a larger size.

All flooded roads are closed to thru traffic. Click on the image for a larger size.

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