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Rising rivers reach flood warning
Flood warnings are in effect along rivers in a wide swath of the region, as rising water from heavy rain and snow melt threatens some structures.
The National Weather Service reports the Muskegon River was 3.3 feet over its banks at Evart in Osceola County on Tuesday morning, and earlier it was 2.8 feet over flood stage near Croton Dam in Newaygo County's Croton Township.
Water at Croton Dam, about 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, was expected to remain high through next week.
Newaygo County's emergency services director on Monday told some downstream to evacuate.
The Muskegon River caused flooding in the Newaygo County community of Grant.
Flooding also was reported along the Pere Marquette, Chippewa, Tittabawassee and White rivers.
Newaygo, Mecosta, Midland, Osceola and Wexford counties have declared local state of emergencies, which enable them to execute operations plans and administer local aid and assistance, the state said.