Flood advisory for Evart area

EVART — Residents living along the Muskegon River in the Evart area should be aware of rising water levels.

A flood advisory for the Muskegon River at Evart has been extended until Tuesday, April 8. The National Weather Service updated the flood advisory on Tuesday, April 1, when river water levels were at 9.5 feet.

The flood stage is at 12 feet and the forecast for the Muskegon River is predicting water levels will rise to near 10.5 feet by Thursday, April 3.

The impact of flood waters at 10.5 feet will begin to surround homes upstream of Evart in the Jeffery Subdivision along Linden and Riverside roads, according to NWS officials.

Motorists are advised that portions of Linden and Riverside roads in the Jeffery Subdivision also begin to go underwater and high water also begins to cover Trout Drive in the Doc and Tom subdivision located just east of M-66 off of 9 Mile Road, officials said.