…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Upper Michigan… Black River near Bessemer affecting Gogebic County .Heavy rainfall that occurred during the day on Friday and again early today has resulted in significant water level rises on the Black River near Bessemer. Additional rainfall is expected through Sunday. The river is expected to rise to near flood stage by early Monday. The Flood Warning continues for The Black River near Bessemer.
* until Monday afternoon.
* At 5:00 PM Saturday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast…The river is expected to rise to near flood stage Monday morning.
* At 10.0 feet…Which is flood stage…water impacts low lying areas of properties along Black River Road and Hedberg Road.
Safety message…Even 6 inches of fast moving flood water can knock you off your feet…and a depth of 2 feet will float your car. Never try to walk…swim…or drive through such swift water. If you come upon flood waters…stop…turn around and go another way.