River Flow Advisory Commission Meeting

AUGUSTA - Spring is coming and that means melting snow... lots of rain, and the possibility of flooding.
The River Flow Advisory Commission held its annual meeting today at the Maine Emergency Management Agency. 
There different groups discussed some of the concerns the Pine Tree State could be facing with when it comes to flooding this spring, and ways the state can be proactive with the issue.
Flooding this spring is not a major concern for officials, as the snow has slowly been melting throughout the winter.
However, the sequestration has affected the way scientist will be able to predict flooding, as the state will lose funding to keep all of their river gages running. making it hard to monitor water height.
Officials do say that on a day to day basis the loss of funds won't cause any problems, but they could lose important information that state officials could find helpful over the years.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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