Flooding 2016

Due to heavy rains and snowmelt, spring flooding can sometimes occur along the Tittabawassee River.  As flooding starts to occur, return to this page to find information on locations and river levels impacted.

Flooding 2016


Friday, April 1, 2016  - 11 a.m.   

The Tittabawassee River level as of 8:30 a.m. was at 22.46 feet and rising.  The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts the river to crest at flood stage, 24 feet, late this evening.  After its crest, it should begin receding quickly.

Monitor Tittabawassee River levels via the following link: 

Several city streets that are covered with water are currently closed.
The complete list of street closures at this time is as follows: 
  • Tittabawassee River Road Northwood to Lambert Road
  • West St. Andrews, from Orchard to the Library...
  • Golfside Drive,
  • Emerson Park,
  • Tittabawassee River Road from Northwood to Green Road and
  • Dublin at Plumtree.
Please do not go around road closure barricades – turn around, don’t drown!!


Flooding 2015

Friday, April 10 – 2:30 p.m.  - 
With the recent rainfall, the Tittabawassee River is slowly rising.  City officials anticipate a crest within the next 12-18 hours at about 21 feet.  At this level, minor flooding will occur on Golfside Drive, Emerson Park and along Tittabawassee River Road near the entrance to Northwood.    Please drive safely in these areas and never drive through flood waters - obey the barricades and find an alternate route!

Friday, April 10 – 9 a.m.  -  Just a reminder that it's "pay close attention to the weather" season in Midland. Between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. this morning the Tittabawassee River went from 13' to 18'. Flood responses begin at 20' and the flood stage is 24'. The immediate weather forecast looks favorable but again, pay attention.