Record Flooding on the Pawtuxet River, March 31, 2010


Pre-existing elevated river levels and saturated soil conditions from recent
heavy rainfall combined with another round of significant rain to produce record
flooding along the Pawtuxet River in Rhode Island late March through early April
2010. The Pawtuxet River at Cranston, RI (CRAR1) crested at 20.79 ft on Wednesday
morning, March 31st 2010. This crest surpassed the previous record crest of 15.1 ft,
which occurred just 1.5 weeks prior to this event at Cranston. Many roads were
closed in the West Warwick and Cranston areas. The Warwick mall was flooded, a
section of Interstate 95 was closed due to flooding, many streets were closed,
bridges were washed away, and many homes and businesses were flooded.

Photograph of the Pawtuxet River flooding Route 2 at I-295

Pictured above is Route 2 at I-295 in Rhode Island flooded out as a result of

record-breaking flooding on the Pawtuxet River Wednesday morning, March 31, 2010.


Additional Images of the Record Flooding on the Pawtuxet River, March 31, 2010

Pictures near the Providence, River, and Wakefield Streets intersection in West Warwick, RI
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Pictures of flooding of the Pawtuxet River along the on-ramp to Route 5 in West
Warwick, I-95 at the Service Road, and two images of the Warwick Mall, respectively.
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Photograph of flooding of the Pawtuxet River on the Route 5 On-Ramp in West Warwick, RI      Photograph of flooding of the Pawtuxet River on I-95 at the Service Road      Photograph of flooding of the Pawtuxet River at the Warwick Mall      Photograph of flooding of the Pawtuxet River at the Warwick Mall