Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (ME) Minor Flooding in Maine

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:02:59 EDT

Summary: Minor flooding continued in central Maine on April 17, 2014

Minor is continuing in central Maine on April 17. A late snow melt ending with a small 1-1.5" rain event on April 15-16 caused the flows to rise. Many of the sites have peaked and started into a recession. The Preliminary peak flows with RI are listed below:
station Apr 14-17
nubmer Gaging station name Peak Q RI AEP
01021000 St. Croix River at Baring, Maine 17200 10-year - (10% AEP)
01022500 Narraguagus River at Cherryfield, Maine 4600 2-year + (50% AEP)
01030500 Mattawamkeag River nr Mattawamkeag, Maine 24000** 10-year (10% AEP)
01031500 Piscataquis River nr Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 14000 10-year - (10% AEP)
01034000 Piscataquis River at Medford, Maine 37000 10-year - (10% AEP)
01034500 Penobscot River at West Enfield, Maine 100000 10-year (10% AEP)
01047000 Carrabassett River nr North Anson, Maine 16500 5-year - (20% AEP)
01048000 Sandy River nr Mercer, Maine 21000 5-year (20% AEP)
01049205 Kennebec River nr Waterville, Maine 89000 5-year - (20% AEP)
01052500 Diamond River nr Wentworth Location, NH 8000 25-year - (4% AEP)
01053500 Androscoggin River at Errol, New Hampshire 9000 5-year (20% AEP)
01054000 Androscoggin River nr Gorham, New Hampshire 17000 10-year + (10% AEP)
01054200 Wild River at Gilead, Maine 11400 5-year - (20% AEP)
01054300 Ellis River at South Andover, Maine 6500 25-year + (4% AEP)
01054500 Androscoggin River at Rumford, Maine 43000 10-year + (10% AEP)
01055000 Swift River nr Roxbury, Maine 9480 5-year (20% AEP)
01055500 Nezinscot River at Turner Center, Maine 4300 5-year - (20% AEP)
01057000 Little Androscoggin River nr South Paris, Maine 3370 5-year (20% AEP)
01059000 Androscoggin River nr Auburn, Maine 55,000 10-year - (10% AEP)
01064500 Saco River nr Conway, New Hampshire 31,600 10-year (10% AEP)
01066000 Saco River at Cornish, Maine 17000** 5-year - (20% AEP)
** = still rising

One death have been associated with the flooding.

No streamgages have been damaged to date.

For April 17, 2014: USGS has deployed 8 staff comprising 4 crews to make measurements.

The USGS has been in regular contact with a major cooperator, Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Apr. 16 summary: 19 discharge measurements at 13 streamflow gages were made to verify or define rating curves.

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