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St. John Valley rivers stay below flood stage, for now

The rising waters of both the St. John and Fish rivers continued to inundate portions of Riverside Park in Fort Kent, Monday, April 17, which is located at the confluence of the tow rivers. This lower field is regularly flooded in the spring during periods of high water. (Don Eno | SJVT/FhF)

FORT KENT, Maine — Water levels in both the St. John and Fish rivers have risen since last week, according to data at the National Weather Service Website.

At 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, the St. John was measured at 16.46 feet at the Fort Kent gauging station, compared to just less under 15 feet on Wednesday, April 12.

NWS projects the St. John could reach near 18 feet sometime late Tuesday night. Flood stage on the St. John, as measured in Fort Kent, is 22.5 feet.

The rising waters of both the St. John and Fish rivers continued to inundate portions of lowing areas along the shore in some parts of Fort Kent, Monday, April 17. This area is located behind a Rite Aid store. (Don Eno | SJVT/FhF)

The Fish River was up to 8.36 feet as of 1 p.m. Monday. Flood stage on the Fish River is 11 feet. This same time Wednesday last week it was at 6.5 feet.

Last week NWS had issued a flood watch late Wednesday morning, which ended Thursday.

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