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Hartford Courant, March 14, 1920

 

WATER AT RECORD MARK

AT STEVENSON DAM.

 

New Haven, March 13 Flood water is beginning to cause trouble along the banks of the Connecticut rivers and streams. 

 

A week ago yesterday under influence of the rain, great areas of country in northeastern Connecticut were under water. The blizzard checked this and while the thaw of this week carried away much snow, conditions today were becoming bad.

 

At Stevenson, where the Connecticut Light and Power Company has its big dam, the water in the Housatonic River is above 2.8 feet over the edge of the dam, a record height since the dam was put into use.

 

Below the dam, the ice began to move down stream this morning. It is of considerable thickness and may cause trouble at Derby. The New Haven Railroad this afternoon began loading down the trestle bridge between Derby and Shelton with heavy rails as a precautionary measure.

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