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Rivers Swell After Rain Hammers Region

Well as we first reported Wednesday, local waterways have been overwhelmed of late with more than 4-inches of fresh rain having fallen over a 36-hour period. But just because it’s sunny now doesn’t mean we’re in the clear just yet. Officials in both New Hampshire and Vermont say they still have their eyes on those smaller waterways like the Sugar and Ashuelot Rivers, that are less suited to handle drastic increases in water levels.

And while water levels in the state’s major rivers like the Merrimack River and the Connecticut River are also noticeably high, officials say those levels are easily controlled and are not expected to become an issue.

The entire state of New Hampshire and parts of Vermont were part of a flood warning until 8 o’clock this morning, after recent heavy rain saturated low lying areas and swelled local rivers and streams.

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