Melting Snow and Lots of Rain Creates Shawsheen River Flood

January 10, 2024

Tuesday night’s rainstorm, which melted away most of the foot of snow that came on Sunday, created high waters on the town’s wellfield on Shawsheen Road. Here are photos of what it looked like on Wednesday afternoon.

And another big rainstorm is on the way for Saturday. And the stormy streak is expected to continue next week with more accumulating snow predicted for Monday night and Tuesday.

The snow which fell on Sunday was mostly washed away during Tuesday night’s rainstorm, leading to flooding along the Shawsheen River. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The flooded Shawsheen River was flowing fast on Wednesday. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
No need to worry about this tree and many others along the Shawsheen River getting enough water to drink after Tuesday night’s storm. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The Shawsheen River looked more like Shawsheen Lake on Wednesday. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The normally narrow Shawsheen River widened a lot after Tuesday night’s rainstorm. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The high water of the flooded Shawsheen River was flowing fast on Wednesday morning. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The scene along the Shawsheen River looked a lot different on Wednesday than it on Sunday when a foot of snow was on the ground. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman
The rapidly-moving flood water wiped away a portion of the roadway at the town’s pump station on Shawsheen Road. Staff photo by Wayne Braverman

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