Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (ME) Flooding throughout Maine

Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:58:14 EDT

Summary: Widespread snowmelt flooding for the majority of Maine.

Nearly all of Maine's counties are experiencing some level of riverine flooding due to snowmelt combined with precipitation over the last 7 days. In the southern third of the state, the flows are annual, with bank full conditions. In the northern 2/3 of the state, a lingering snowpack is causing many flows in the 2-year range, with 10 or more gages at or approaching the 10-year range. Six gages are in minor NWS flood stages, and at this time, it does not appear any will reach the moderate flooding levels.

There has been some road overflow, but otherwise damage is limited. Currently, none of the gages have exceeded the peaks of record, and no gages have been damaged.

The USGS has 5 crews of 2 deployed today, with at least 2-3 crews expected to be working over the weekend.

The USGS has been communicating with the NWS, cooperating agencies, and local emergency management agencies, as needed.

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