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    Owner Wayne Hyde looks at the Kennebec River just below his bar, Hydeout at The Wharf, on Saturday in downtown Hallowell. Hyde said that water was not coming into the building at that point, and that they had raised everything they could off the floor except for the pool table.

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    The Kennebec River swells to dangerous levels Saturday along its banks in Winslow.

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    People gather at the banks of the Kennebec River to see the peak of the high water Saturday in Waterville.

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    Kennebec River floodwaters lap at the back door of Downtown Yoga and other businesses Saturday in Augusta. A Christmas rainstorm, coupled with warmer temperatures and melting snow, meant several areas along the Kennebec River were in flood watch.

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    A truck creeps close to the swelling banks of the Kennebec River in Waterville on Saturday.

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    Cobbossee Stream flood waters cover Arcade Parking Lot and lap at tires of a parked car Saturday in Gardiner.

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    A pair of mallards land Saturday in a large puddle reflecting the Maine State House in Capital Park in Augusta.

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    Cobbossee Stream flood waters cover tires of a parked car Saturday in the Arcade Parking Lot in downtown Gardiner. A Christmas rainstorm, coupled with warmer temperatures melting snow, meant several areas along the Kennebec River were in flood watch.

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    The Kennebec River flooded its banks Saturday, covering parts of Augusta Waterfront Park in downtown Augusta. The water covered portions of the parking lot and lapped at the back of some buildings.

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    The Kennebec River floods its banks Saturday and flows into Augusta Waterfront Park in downtown Augusta. The water covered part of the parking lot and lapped at the back some buildings.

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    A vehicle splashes through Kennebec River flood waters Saturday around 10 a.m. near the boat launch in Gardiner Landing.

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    A dog walker goes around Kennebec River flood waters Saturday around 9:20 a.m. in the Front Street parking lot in downtown Augusta. Where they were walking was later underwater as the river kept rising through the day.

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    Tow truck driver Kevin Marstaller, left, hooks up a car just before 9 a.m. Saturday to get it out of the rising Kennebec River in downtown Hallowell. Hallowell Police Officer Chris Martinez, right, had called the tow truck as he was making sure all cars were out of the lot before putting up barricades.

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