Flood warnings posted for Republic, Witch Lake, Humboldt areas

MARQUETTE – The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a flood warning for the Michigamme river near Witch Lake.

From late tonight to Friday. At noon today the stage was 8.7 feet and rising; flood stage is 9.0 feet.

Minor flooding is forecast, as the river is expected to rise above flood stage by late tonight and continue to rise to near 9.4 feet by Saturday evening. The river will fall below flood stage by next Thursday morning.

At 9.0 feet water impacts the yards and a few homes near bengtson bridge on County Road LI in south Republic and along Floodwood drive near the Michigamme river east of M-95. Approximately 6 inches of water is covering portions of County Road lG northwest of M-95.

At 8.5 feet water begins to cover County Road lG 2.6 miles northwest of M-95. At 8.0 feet water inundates low lying areas along the river in Republic and south Republic and will impact the yards of homes near bengtson bridge on County Road LI in south Republic.

A flood warning continues for the Middle Branch Escanaba river at Humboldt until late Saturday night. At 10:15 a.m. today the stage was 7.6 feet. Flood stage is 6.5 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The NWS expects the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early Saturday morning.