Record Flooding on the St. John, Fish, and Aroostook Rivers, April-May 2008


The combination of snowmelt from record snowfall during the 2007-2008 winter season and between 1.5 and
5 inches of rain resulted in major and record flooding on the St. John and Fish Rivers from April 30th
through May 1, 2008. This flooding resulted in the closure of many roads and International Bridge,
evacuated over 600 people, and flooded many roads, yards, and houses. The Fish River at Ft. Kent (FIHM1)
crested 13.93 feet on April 30th, the St. John River at Ft. Kent (FTKM1) crested at 30.14 ft on April
30th, the St. Francis River near Conners, New Brunswick (STFB3) crested at 15.93 ft on May 1st, and the
Aroostook River at Masardis (MASM1) crested at 18.33 ft on May 1st, which were all record flood levels.

Photograph of flooding in Ft. Kent, ME at the confluence of the Fish River with the St. John River on April 30, 2008

Pictured above is flooding in Ft. Kent, ME at the confluence of the Fish River with the St. John River on April 30, 2008

Picture courtesy of the Bangor Daily News

Additional Images of the Record Flooding on the St. John, Fish, and Aroostook Rivers, April-May 2008

Pictures of International Bridge between Maine and New Brunswick
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Photograph of International Bridge between Maine and New Brunswick      Photograph of International Bridge and dike      Photograph of the water level at International Bridge      Photograph of the water level at International Bridge      Photograph of the water level at International Bridge

Pictures of flooding of the Fish River along Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008
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Photograph of flooding of the Fish River on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Ft. Kent, ME Credit Union on Main Street on April 30, 2008

Pictures of flooding of the Fish River along Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008
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The second and third pictures are courtesy of the Bangor Daily News

Photograph of flooding on East Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding on Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of people being rescued from flooding on Main Street on April 30, 2008

Pictures of flooding of the Fish River along Route 11/Pleasant Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008
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Photograph of flooding of the Fish River behind the University of Maine at Fort Kent on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River near Route 11 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River near Route 11 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of homes flooded near Route 11 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of homes flooded near Route 11 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008

Pictures of flooding of the Fish River along/near Route 161/Market Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008
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Photograph of flooding of the Fish River along Market Street/Rte 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River near Route 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River near Route 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a home flooded near Route 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a home flooded near Route 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008

The first three pictures below are of flooding of the Fish River in Soldier Pond, ME, and the
last two pictures below are of floooding of the St. John River in Ft. Kent, ME on April 30, 2008.
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The first picture is courtesy of the Bangor Daily News

Photograph of flooding of the Fish River in Soldier Pond, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River in Soldier Pond, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of flooding of the Fish River near Route 161 in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a home flooded along the St. John River in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of homes flooded along  the St. John River on East Main Street in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008

Additional images of the major and record flooding along the Fish and St. John Rivers on April 30, 2008. The
first three images are when FIHM1 reached 13.8 ft, FISM1 reached 29.7 ft, and AUGM1 reached 18 ft, respectively.
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The fourth and fifth pictures are courtesy of the Bangor Daily News

Photograph of the FIHM1 gage at 13.8 ft in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of the FISM1 gage at 29.7 ft in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of the AUGM1 gage at 18 ft in Augusta, ME on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road along Route 1 on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road in Fort Kent, ME on April 30, 2008

Additional images of the major and record flooding along the Fish and St. John Rivers on April 30, 2008.
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The fifth (last) picture is courtesy of the Bangor Daily News

Photograph of a flooded road in Northern Maine on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road in Northern Maine on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road in Northern Maine on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road in Northern Maine on April 30, 2008      Photograph of a flooded road in Northern Maine on April 30, 2008