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Searching back through the records books to 1830, tremendous rains from the 24th through the 26th produced one of Vermont’s most dramatic flood events. Zadock Thompson’s records from that time show 3.85 inches of rain on the 24th, and 7 inches of rain for the 3 days. The Fair Haven river, and most rivers in eastern New York and western Vermont rose out of their banks rapidly, and to dramatic heights – 6 to 8 feet higher than ever known in the village of Waterbury.