Easter weekend dampened by flooding in the Townships

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Easter weekend dampened by flooding in the Townships
Students tackled the flood in true Bishop’s fashion, as some canoed in the backyards behind Reed St., and some tried to waterski on a flooded Little Forks St. (Photo : Léna Dubos)

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – After a close call for flooding earlier last week, Sherbrooke’s municipal emergency preparedness organization (OMSC) released a statement on Saturday, April 20 that the St. Francis River had overflowed its banks in several different areas around Sherbrooke after it exceeded 21 feet. The Aylmer Bridge probe recorded a fast elevation on Saturday, with water levels climbing from 16.2 feet in the early hours of the morning to its highest level, 21.8 feet, at 10:30 p.m. Levels stabilized around 20.6 feet all of Sunday, and the river began going down around 8 a.m. on Monday morning. It was recorded at 19.1 feet at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22. See full story in the Tuesday, April 23 edition of The Record.

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