Due to a warmer than normal Christmas, and a lot of rain, the banks of the Kennebec River overflowed on December 25th and December 26th of 2020.  While it is a fairly common occurrence in the spring, it was kind of unusual for this to happen in late December.

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The last 24 hours have produced a nearly perfect recipe to cause localized flooding here in Central Maine. The region has seen torrential rains, high wind gusts and temperatures that have produced rapid snow melt. When all of these things are combined, the Kennebec River tends to show her wrath.

This morning, Dave Dostie of Dave Dostie Photography, captured some incredible images of the Kennebec River breaching her banks at the Front Street parking lot while waters lapped up against the backs of the brick-laid buildings of Water Street.

We also have seen several photos coming from Gardiner as both the Kennebec and Cobbosseecontee Stream begin to overflow into parking lots. Below are the photos Dave Dostie took today in Augusta. If you have any to share from your area, submit them to us now through our station app.


Here is a video from one of the largest floods ever in Maine.. the flood of '87

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