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Battling the rising water of Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Battling the rising water of Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh (Photos: Brian Mann)

Year of the Floods Part Two: The Fury of Lake Champlain

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Yesterday we kicked off our pledge drive week with a look back at the North Country's Year of the Floods. Brian Mann reported on historic spring rains and snow melt that sent rivers across the North Country surging beyond their banks, ripping through mountain towns.

Much of that water flowed into Lake Champlain, triggering a secondary flood in communities in New York, Vermont and Quebec that lasted for weeks. This morning, we look back at how dozens of shore towns weathered the long crisis.

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The lake floods out ferry service at Essex.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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