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Floods of the Grand River

 
YEAR FEET STATION/COMMENTS
1832 18.08 At Pearl Street.
1838 20-30
1843 18.03
1848
1852
1867 Did considerable damage to East side and swept away gates of West Side Canal.
1868 Submerged banks of canals.
1883 Log jam created flood.
1885 Rose higher than the 1883 flood.
1889 15.1
1901 14.1 
1903 Sudden spring flood washed out North Park Bridge.
1904 Greatest flood known to Grand Rapids; 20.4 at Pearl Street; inundated West side & lower East side.
1905 18.1 Pearl St.
20.9 Fulton St.
 
1907 18.5 Pearl St.
21.3 Fulton St.
 
1912 15.8 Pearl St.
18.6 Fulton St. 
1916 15.8 Pearl St.
18.6 Fulton St. 
1918 16.4 Pearl St.
19.2 Fulton St.
 
1919 16.4 Pearl St.
19.2 Fulton St. 
1942 16.1 Pearl St.
18.9 Fulton St.
 
1947 17.6 Pearl St.
20.4 Fulton St. 
1948 18.4 Pearl St.
21.2 Fulton St.
1960 16.4 Pearl St.
19.2 Fulton St. 
1971 16.9 
1974 16.8 at Fulton St. 
1975 16.8 at Fulton St.   

Document Source: Chrysler, Don, The Story of the Grand River, 1975.
Location of Original: Grand Rapids Public Library
Transcriber: RA

URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/histories/floods.html 
Created: 25 July 1999[an error occurred while processing this directive]