Commission: Low Risk of Major River Flooding in Maine This Spring

Mar 9, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine - The danger of major river flooding this spring is low.  That's the conclusion today of the Maine River Flow Advisory Commission, which met Thursday.  

Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Bruce Fitzgerald co-chairs the group. "The main rivers, the Kennebec and the Penobscot River, seem to be ice-free and we've got a couple of small ice jams in localized areas," he says, "but I think we're looking pretty good there."

Fitzgerald says what's left of the snow pack is melting in a controlled fashion.  In fact, Fitzgerald says more accumulating snow would be welcome in southern Maine next week, where ground water levels are still below normal.