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Old 04-19-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The water is rising!

The government monitoring station at West Enfield says that right now the Penobscot river is 13 foot above it's normal level.

They are predicting 16 foot tomorrow afternoon.

Out behind our house we have river water up to about 30 paces from our house.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Today we noticed that the Androscoggin has risen significantly - really ripping through Lisbon Falls and Topsham - and we wondered if the dams hadn't been releasing more water to take the pressure off upstream.

All that snowmelt's gotta go somewhere...
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Maine is so cool!

I went out and was looking at the water. I started to move our kayaks up a bit closer to the house. But then, decided instead to take one out.

Recreational boating used to mean loading a boat onto a vehicle [maybe using a trailer], going to water, unloading. Now it is just: get paddles, untie from a tree, push off.

From the water, I saw that we still have snow in among some of our trees.

I sure do like Maine.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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Today we noticed that the Androscoggin has risen significantly - really ripping through Lisbon Falls and Topsham - and we wondered if the dams hadn't been releasing more water to take the pressure off upstream.

All that snowmelt's gotta go somewhere...
The mighty Androscoggin is roiling.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lowell Maine
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The Mattawamkeag river is right now at 12.9 Feet flood stage is 13.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Wow, 7th Gen, that's some photo. We'd better get the canoes out down here too!


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Old 04-19-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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I am gladd we're water rich here in Maine. Was just reading in readers DJ about the sever water shortage down south and in the southwest.

But Forest....I hope the water doesn't get too rich for you.....and I will take some of the blame. For all of the talk about how we needed a slow melt..cool days, cold nights.....i've been praying every day for the last 4 weeks for this stuff to just melt and go away...sorry
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Floodgates are wide open in Topsham today. We stopped and watched the flow for a while! A month ago we had our smelt shack on in the same place!
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:34 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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and I will take some of the blame. For all of the talk about how we needed a slow melt..cool days, cold nights.....i've been praying every day for the last 4 weeks for this stuff to just melt and go away...sorry
I'll have to share some of that blame with you as well. Lets hope Forest keeps his house dry and his Kayaks wet.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Check your favorite river at the site below. Just click on the cicle on the map for your river.

USGS Real-Time Water Data for Maine
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