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Winter’s Snow Prompts Spring Flooding Concerns

It could be an active flood season in Connecticut once all this snow melts. Officials with the State Department of Environmental Protection say they are taking steps now to try to minimize any problems.

Spokesman Dwayne Gardner says DEP will ask the National Weather Service for computer models that might help them better prepare for flooding. He says the primary concern will be the Connecticut River,  since snow melt from out-of-state could combine with the melting of the snow pack here to raise flood concerns.  He says much of Connecticut already has more snow pack than any other state in the region.

Near-term, DEP also is asking residents to clear storm drains to prevent extensive street flooding once the eventual thaw begins.


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