The flood of April 1987 occurred in central and southern Maine and affected the Saco, Androscoggin, Carrabassett, Kennebec, Piscataquis, and Penobscot Rivers. Rain began falling on the evening of March 30 and by the time the rain ended on April 2 over 8 inches of rain had fallen in the foothills and mountains of Maine. In addition this rain fell on a “ripe” snowpack that had 6 to 10 inches of water in it. High dew points and windy conditions melted this snowpack rapidly, adding to the runoff. There were no fatalities or injuries reported during the flood. A total of 2,100 homes were floo,ded of which 215 were completely destroyed. Over 400 small businesses were flooded. Flood damage costs were put a $100 million in 1987 dollars.
Foot bridge connecting Topsham and Brunswick Maine taken from Topsham side. River near crest, 4/2/1987, 9 am, by Robert Young, NWS
Route 201 in Hallowell, Maine , 4/2/1987,7 am, by Robert Young, NWS
Gardiner Savings Bank Hallowell, Maine, 4/2/1987, 7am by Robert Young NWS
Route 201 in Farmingdale looking south 6:30 am, by Robert Young NWS