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Rain Ending, but Pawtuxet still Rising

Rain Ending, but Pawtuxet still Rising

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Pawtuxet River remains above flood stage and is expected to stay there even after the rain leaves Rhode Island.
 
The National Weather Service says the river was at 9.7 feet just before 5 a.m. Friday, and was expected to rise to about 10.3 feet by the end of the day, well above the flood stage of 9 feet.
 
That is still well below the levels from March, 2010, when the worst flooding in 200 years put many areas of the state underwater.
 
The Pawtuxet River crested at a record 20.79 feet that year.

 

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