Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (ME) Final Update - Flooding in Maine

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2018 09:40:28 EDT

Summary: Coverage for widespread flooding in Maine wrapping up.

Nearly statewide flooding from snowmelt is wrapping up in Maine as the snowpack is nearly depleted. There is potential for small amounts of additional rain this week, with warming temperatures that may cause the last of the snow to melt and an additional rise.

As most sites have peaked, there was one 25-50 year peak, five 10-25 year peaks, two 5-10 year peaks, and six 2-5 year peaks. Sites are beginning to recede below NWS minor flood elevations.

No gages were damaged.

As many as 12 staff of the Maine Office have made over 40 measurements at 28 stations since Thursday of last week. Nine more stations will be measured today and tomorrow, with 2-3 crews of 2 in the field during that time.

Interaction with the NWS, cooperating agencies and the public continues.

This is the final planned project alert.

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