River water levels rise in Upper Michigan

With the recent increase in temperatures, snow in Upper Michigan continues to melt away at a steady rate.

Rivers in the area have experienced gradual rising in their water level due to the melting snow.  Minor flooding has occurred in locations such as the Sturgeon River around Chassell Township and the Chocolay River near Harvey.

It is also important to exercise caution if you find yourself passing through a flooded area.

The National Weather Service says that even though most rivers have reached their maximum expected level, some flooding may occur due to a possible rise in precipitation in the next week.