USGS: Irene Caused Record River Levels In Md., Del.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says rains from Hurricane Irene pushed rivers to record levels in Maryland, Delaware and eight other states.

The federal agency said Wednesday that more than 80 of its stream gauges measured record peaks as a result of rainfall from the storm. In addition to Maryland and Delaware, records have been set on rivers and streams in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

The USGS says that in Maryland, records were set on the Choptank River, James Run and St. Clement Creek. And in Delaware, records were set on the St. Jones River and the Beaverdam Branch at Houston.

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