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Dickey, Maine Ice Jam April 2008

Explaination of Image Loop
On Saturday, April 19th, an ice jam that had been locked in place at the Dickey Bridge released suddenly, pushing the Saint John River above flood stage. The river level rose from around 24 feet at 4:00 pm, to nearly 29 feet (4 feet above flood stage) in one-and-one-half hours. At that time, river ice was pushed out of the river channel to a depth of 10 feet onto state Route 161. The Maine Warden Service reported that flood waters surrounded several residences to a depth of about one foot. This ice then released downstream, creating another massive jam that stretched from savage island, near St. John Plantation, back to the Allagash town line, a distance of nearly 15 miles. This massive jam released during the overnight hours, sending a floe of ice downstream through Fort Kent, Madawaska and, eventually, Van Buren Late Sunday, April 20th.



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About the Dickey Bridge Camera:
Through the gracious support of the Maine DOT and the Allagash Historical Society, this web camera has been installed at Dickey Village in the town of Allagash, Maine. This camera is next to the USGS stream gauge and pointed in an approximatley north direction across the Saint John River with the Dickey Bridge in the left of the frame. A link to the latest river observation and forecast data, as well as the most current image from this camera, is available at the National Weather Service Advanced HydrologicPrediction Service (AHPS) web page