Flooding is persisting along swollen rivers in parts of western Michigan as it eases in some other parts of the state.
The National Weather Service says the Muskegon River reached a record 15.8 feet late Tuesday at Evart in Osceola County after earlier exceeding a previous high of 15 feet set in March 1989. The river is expected to rise more Wednesday in the area before falling starting to fall later in the day.
The river exceeded its major flood stage there of 12 feet as well as near the Croton Dam about 35 miles north of Grand Rapids. Forecasters say there could be more flooding of homes and cottages along the river, leaving some areas impassable by motorists.
Meanwhile, flooding eased along the Tittabawassee River from Midland into Saginaw.
But, authorities in Roscommon County say several roads have been closed to traffic, and a flash flood warning has been issued, because of an earthen dam break in the extreme southwestern corner of the county.
The warning, which stems from the break at the Wraco Lodge Dam along Wolf Creek. U-S 127 remains open, but officials warn that water may cover the freeway between mile markers 185 and 186.