Therefore; the historic rain recorded at DTW today (8/11/14) was the second highest rainfall for any date since records began. The highest again for a day/date; 4.74" on 7/31/24.
Record Crest of Clinton River @ near Clinton Twp
The Clinton River broke its all time record flood stage following Monday's heavy rain. At its peak, the flow was approx 12,000 cubic feet per second, which is equivalent to 84,000 gal/s, which is 5 million gallons a minute! /NWS-DTX/
Historic Rainfall & Flooding Across Metro Detroit -NWS
Rainfall and storm reports from 8/11/14
Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian