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Montpelier considers plans to prevent ice jam flooding

March 30, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s capital city is looking at plans to prevent future flooding due to ice jams forming on the Winooski River.

Consulting firm Dubois & King discussed proposals to mitigate flood risks at a Montpelier City Council meeting on Wednesday.

The Times Argus reports the proposal presented to the council says the next step is to meet with state officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to present a final report on preventing flooding due to ice jams.

The report identified four possible locations in the Winooski to place a combination of two “ice control structures” to prevent ice jams.

The consultants say the combination of structures should be enough to trap loose ice from traveling downstream and causing an ice jam leading to flooding.

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