Weather Service Urges Caution On Riverbanks

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – National Weather Service in Negaunee Township is encouraging residents to be aware of fluctuating water levels along riverbanks in the central and southern U.P.

Warmer weather last week increased snow melt and runoff into area rivers.

This melting, combined with ice covered rivers, has caused rivers to rise and ice jam potential to increase along area streams and tributaries.

River level fluctuations have been reported over the past few days on the Escanaba River in Delta County.

Some ice jams and river fluctuations are likely to continue through this evening.

The Weather Service says people living or walking along rivers in South Central Upper Michigan should remain alert and exercise caution in case ice jams cause rivers to rise quickly.

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