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    Spring holds potential for central Maine flooding - Staff photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    The Kennebec River flows past large spans of ice at the dam in Madison on Thursday. The River Flow Advisory Commission is keeping tabs on the area, where there’s been an ice jam since January.

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    This photograph was taken of Bee’s Snack Bar in Winslow at the height of floodwater during the flood of 1987. The business survived the flood that swept away seven nearby homes on Lithgow Street.

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    The Kennebec River winds between snow and ice at the Eddy in Skowhegan on Thursday. The River Flow Advisory Commission is keeping an eye on rivers for flooding potential this spring.

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    Spring holds potential for central Maine flooding - Staff file photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Hallowell Police Chief Eric Nason, the city’s emergency management director, said the city is ready for spring flooding during the annual River Advisory Commission meeting on Thursday at Maine Emergency Management Agency in Augusta.

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    Gregory Stewart, a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, said the 10 to 20 inches of ice now on the Kennebec River is “normal” during the annual River Advisory Commission meeting on Thursday at Maine Emergency Management Agency in Augusta.

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    Tom Hawley, a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Gray, said models show late March could warm with possible rainfall during the annual River Advisory Commission meeting on Thursday at Maine Emergency Management Agency in Augusta.

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    Tom Hawley, a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Gray, said models show late March could warm with possible rainfall during the annual River Advisory Commission meeting on Thursday at Maine Emergency Management Agency in Augusta.

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    Spring holds potential for central Maine flooding - Staff photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Augusta’s Memorial Bridge frames the snow-covered frozen Kennebec River on Thursday. The River Flow Advisory Commission met Thursday to assess the spring flooding potential of the river this year, which usually has an impact in Augusta and Hallowell.

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    Spring holds potential for central Maine flooding - Staff file photo by Jim Fossett | of | Share this photo

    Bond Brook and the Kennebec River flood water covers Bond Street in Augusta on April 1, 1987. Mount Vernon Avenue is in the top left. State and emergency officials met Thursday to assess this year’s potential for spring floods.

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