- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s River Flow Advisory Commission says the spring flooding potential is currently frozen in place but that continued cold temperatures will simply delay the inevitable melt.

Officials said Thursday that the water content of the snowpack ranges from 3 to 6 inches in southern and coastal regions to 5 to 7 inches in northern and western Maine. That’s just about in the middle for historical averages.

The commission said continued cold weather after a weekend warm up will keep things frozen for the next two weeks.

Officials say the best-case scenario is a gradual snowmelt with days above freezing and cooler nights. The later snow and ice persist into the spring, the greater risk they pose for flooding.

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