LEWISTON — Maine's major rivers including the Androscoggin and Kennebec remained under a flood warnings early Monday, according to a 6:13 a.m. update from the National Weather Service in Gray.
Rain from Tropical Storm Irene were expected to continue to impact these rivers and others throughout the day, according to the warnings.
The Androscoggin River for much of it's northern and western stretches remained under a flood warning including areas in Coos County, N.H. and Oxford County, Maine, the warning stated.
Also on the warning list was the Carrabassett River in Franklin County.
At 5 a.m. the Kennebec River was at 8.1 feet, and its flood stage is 12 feet. The forecast was for the Kennebec to exceed flood stage by late morning and to continue to rise. The forecast has the Kennebec reaching 17 feet by Tuesday evening.
The Androscoggin River at Rumford was at 15. 2 feet Monday at 5. a.m. Flood stage for the river there is 15 feet and the river had reached that point but was expected to begin to receded by late morning, the advisory stated.