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Lake Champlain level breaks record

April 28, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The water level in Lake Champlain has reached a new record high, eclipsing by almost two-tenths of an inch the previous record, set in April 1993.

A flood warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for the lake shoreline in Vermont and New York.

The high water means many low-lying areas around the lake are under water.

Heather Stewart of the Lake Champlain Transportation Co. says ferry service between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y., has been suspended because of flooding at the New York dock.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that at 10 a.m. Thursday, the lake level in Burlington was 102.02 feet above sea level. The 1993 record was 101.86 feet.

The Burlington Free Press says the Weather Service predicts the lake will crest at 102.2 feet.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press,


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.



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