Town monitors river levels
Deer River last week and over the weekend.
“There wasn’t really an ice jam. When there is ice we also worry about where there is that bend west of the hospital, down from Newcastle Beach where it tends to clog a bit like water going into a funnel,” he explains. “When the ice comes up we worry about it clogging. It moved up the beach a little bit on Friday but it has been moving on.”
While typically there is not too many concerns when the river goes out, he recalls in 2014, the valley saw an ice jam, but it cleared without incident.