No More Flood Warning for the Kennebec River 

An emergency preparedness official has declared that the threat of flooding from an ice jam on Maine’s Kennebec river is over.Richard “Beau” Beausoleil of the Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that the flood fears have melted away. While ice clings to the river banks and some municipal piers were damaged, the danger’s passed. Flooding fears mounted after a thaw and rain in January sent the river above flood stage in augusta and created a huge ice jam several miles downstream. The ice weakened and cleared out, allowing the water to pass through.