- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - New England’s ongoing drought may be causing problems for a riverboat tour on Rhode Island’s Blackstone River.

WJAR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2cdI8wo ) that the Blackstone Valley Explorer tours have been delayed two weeks because the water levels are too low for the riverboat to operate safely.

The lack of rain has been compounded by a tree that blocked a dam, forcing the Army Corp of Engineers to lower the water level for repairs.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council President Robert Billington says the river is being refilled slowly by groundwater.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com

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