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River begins rise to normal levels

July 21, 2012

Civil Engineer John Northrop checks the water level on the Rolling Dam at the Blackstone Gorge this week. The water level in the Blackstone River and Canal above the Rolling Dam is now rising, but it may take a few days before levels are back to normal. (photo/Ernest A. Brown)

BLACKSTONE — The water level in the Blackstone River and Canal above the Rolling Dam is now rising, but it may take a few days before levels are back to normal.
That was the latest announcement Thursday from town public works officials who said work conducted at the site yesterday is helping the situation, which is not nearly as dire as it was a few days ago when officials reported that the water level was about six feet lower than normal.

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