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The first heavy rains and thawing temperatures began the floods of 1936 on this date. Over 2 inches fell through most of northern New England, including 3.25 inches in Cavendish. Deep snow cover of 2 to 4 feet began to melt, sending large volumes of water in the ice-covered rivers. Heavy rain and melting snow the following week resulted in disastrous flooding.