Flood Risk “Above Normal” For Central Maine
The KJ is reporting that the River Flow Advisory Commission says the flood risk for Central Maine is "above normal" this Spring.
The commission reached that conclusion after reviewing data at a Thursday morning meeting at the Department of Public Safety.
The heavy snowfall totals in the Northern part of the state are primarily to blame for the increased risk.
While Central Maine has not gotten the higher totals, the Kennebec River is supplied by Moosehead Lake. This winter, Moosehead got its third highest snowfall total in 88 years. Over 123 inches, so far.
The commission says communities like Hallowell, Gardiner and Richmond could begin being affected as early as April.
There's a REALLY good chance that flooding won't be this bad in 2019, but this video from 1987 gives you a pretty good idea of what can happen: