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A large ice jam on the Maumee River at the Henry County line could break apart at any moment, causing many problems downriver of Grand Rapids.
The ice jam is about half a mile long and two miles downstream from Grand Rapids. Residents in the area are concerned that once the ice starts to break up and flow, flooding will be an issue.
"It is impressive," said Brad Gilbert, director of the Wood County EMA. "It's quite a sight to see, especially with the river the size of the Maumee River."
The ice jam is already causing flooding upriver, west of Grand Rapids. After the ice breaks up, that concern will move downriver.
"If they stay in that state too long, water can start backing up behind the jam, cause some flooding issues and, of course, if it would release too quickly, a rush of water would come down the river," Gilbert said.
It's not uncommon for ice jams to occur on the Maumee River, but it has been a few years since one of this size has been seen.
"I'm kind of excited," said Jillian Downey, a Grand Rapids resident. "I've lived here for four years and I've never had a chance to see anything like this, so I'm excited for it to go out tonight because it will probably make a lot of noise."
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Maumee River in the Waterville area, and the Wood County EMA will continue to monitor the situation.
Do you live in the potential flood zone? Don't know what you can do to prepare? We found a list of things you can do to make sure you're ready. See it here.