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Black River levels stabilize amid fears of major flooding

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WATERTOWN — Black River water levels remain high but have stabilized amid fears of major flooding.

As of 11 a.m. this morning, the river was at 13.7 feet and steady, according to the National Weather Service.

Moderate flooding is occurring along the river, but flood waters should start to recede this evening.

Forecasters initially predicted that the Black River would continue to rise and crest at 14.2 feet — more than 4 feet above its flood stage — this evening, causing major flooding along the river in Watertown.

The weather service’s flood warning will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

For Carthage area flood victims who had to evacuate their homes, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter at American Legion Post 789, 415 West St.

Each shelter resident will be provided with a cot, blanket, food and personal hygiene items.

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