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Forecasters and Emergency Management Monitor Rain on the Way

| April 21, 2014

Well it’s almost the end of April, but snow is still on the ground in some areas and with above freezing temperatures means more snow melt, and we even have some rain on the way this week. “At this point, the current thinking is that the rivers should be able to handle this, however given […]

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How Agencies Monitor Rivers

| April 21, 2014

The past few days have required constant monitoring of our rivers. A lot of terminology has been thrown around like river stage, action stage, and flood stage, but what does it all mean? “A river stage is basically the level above the river bed that the water is at so it’s so many feet above […]

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On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

| April 16, 2014

It was a chaotic day in Fort Fairfield to say the least. “I’ve never seen it this bad before..it’s a little scary,” said resident Caroline True. Residents were concerned as they looked at the flooding in their town early Wednesday afternoon. The bridge on route 1A has been closed since Tuesday evening due to moving […]

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Large Snowpack has Raised Flood Potential to Above Normal

| March 26, 2014

The cold temperatures this winter have allowed the snow to stick around. According to Corey Bogel of the National Weather Service in Caribou, the snow depth is 36 inches, which is the deepest snow pack during this time since 1963. This large snow pack has raised the flood potential to above normal. “If you were […]

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