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Old 04-10-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I just got an email from the 'Maine Emergency Management Agency':

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE HAS ISSUED AN FLOOD ADVISORY FOR AN ICE JAM AND SNOW MELT...
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOWLAND...
SOUTHEASTERN PISCATAQUIS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...GUILFORD...DOVER-FOXCROFT...

* UNTIL 815 AM EDT FRIDAY

* ICE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN NOTED ON THE PISCATAQUIS RIVER WITH AN ICE JAM IN PLACE NEAR THE TOWN OF MAXFIELD. WATER HAS BEEN RISING SLOWLY BEHIND THIS JAM, BUT NO FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT THIS TIME. UPSTREAM ALONG THE PISCATAQUIS RIVER NEAR GUILFORD, ICE REMAINS IN PLACE WITH SOME WATER SHOWING UP ON THE ICE. THE KINGSBURY STREAM HAS OPENED UP WITH ICE MOVING AND A JAM IN PLACE JUST DOWNSTREAM FROM THE GAGE. STREAM LEVELS HAVE BEEN FLUCTUATING WITH NO PROBLEMS REPORTED AT THIS TIME.

* TEMPERATURES IN THIS REGION WILL REMAIN ABOVE 32 DEGREES OVERNIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY. SOME SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY BUT THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. SNOWMELT AND ADDITIONAL RUNOFF CAN BE EXPECTED.

* ICE JAMS CAN LET GO AND LOCK UP AT ANYTIME WITH WATER RISING RAPIDLY BEHIND THE JAM. PEOPLE LIVING ALONG THE STREAMS AND RIVERS NEED TO MONITOR WATER LEVELS CLOSELY AND TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.



Stay safe folks
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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This happens here in Michigan too. Eeyup.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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So far so good, here in the County. It's been a gradual melt. No flooding issues. And the coming week looks good too (no big rains or hot days).
(Of course, that can change. The great Fort Kent flood of 2008 happened at the tail end of April).
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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The river came up seven feet at Submariner's. then it dropped two feet very quickly. One of the ice jams broke.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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The river came up seven feet at Submariner's. then it dropped two feet very quickly. One of the ice jams broke.

hopefully we dont get much rain today, ice is melting and this is spring, water levels always get higher

water is up on the lawn, but its been worse in years' past

the ducks and the geese have arrived-many families
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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So far so good, here in the County. It's been a gradual melt. No flooding issues. And the coming week looks good too (no big rains or hot days).
(Of course, that can change. The great Fort Kent flood of 2008 happened at the tail end of April).
I NEVER thought the river to could get high enough to take out the Customs House in Van Buren... but it did.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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This year? THe new one?
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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no I think he means in '08. No flooding yet this year.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Whew!
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Yeah, I meant 2008. But in my wildest dreams I never thought the river could get that high.
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