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4.) North-Central and Northeast Vermont Flooding, June 11-13, 2002
A wave of low pressure tracking eastward along a strong, stationary 925 - 850 mb frontal boundary (Fig. 4-1) produced rainfall amounts ranging from 3 to 5 in the Passumpsic River basin on June 11 through June 12, 2002. The runoff resulted in significant flooding, especially in and around the Lyndonville area on the 12th and 13th. Two-day rainfall totals for June 11-12 included 4.10 at Jay Peak, 3.84 at Eden, 3.55 at Island Pond, and 3.46 at St. Johnsbury (STJV1). The river gauge at East Haven, Vermont (EHVV1) along the east branch of the Passumpsic river recorded its 2nd highest crest since 1939 (10.65') at 14 UTC (10am EDT) on June 12, 2002. As the flood wave moved downstream, the gauge at Passumpsic (PASV1) recorded its 3rd highest crest since 1928, reaching 19.30' at 02z (10pm EDT) on June 13, 2002. Four Vermont counties (Franklin, Orleans, Lamoille, and Caledonia) were declared eligible for individual assistance disaster programs.
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Figure 4-1. The 925mb analysis valid at 00 UTC (8 pm EDT) on 12 June 2002


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