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DOVER – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Charles River At Dover until Saturday night, July 17.

Today, July 16, at 7:45 a.m., the stage was 5.3 feet. Flood stage is 5.0 feet.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecasted

The river is expected to rise to a crest of 5.3 feet this afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage early tomorrow afternoon.

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At 5.0 feet, People living along the Charles River should prepare for flooding of low lying areas along the river.

Susceptible locations include low lying areas along Fisher Street in Needham and a small area on the South Natick and Wellesley line along River Street.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

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