Watching the water subside in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (WCAX) Flooded roads and fast-moving streams covered parts of Route 15 in Cambridge Sunday.

Those who live close by to the flooded areas say they are not surprised to see the flowing water.

"You will have areas like this where all the water is just coming over the road. But for the majority of the village, we don't actually get flooded in the village," said David Gelineau, who brought his family to get a close look at the flooding. "We are on day two day or three of it coming over the road here, so that's something."

Gelineau said he's used to the flooding, but seeing the action up close was a sight his 8-year-old son, Nyahm.

"It's pretty cool, but I also feel like if I touch it I am going to get pulled away by a current," Nyahm said.

It may be a new sight to some, but it's a normal spring for Dan St. Cyr, who heads Cambridge Emergency Management.

"It's not necessarily the snowmelt conditions around here. It's more north of us. It takes a long time for that water to reach down here, and when it does, it floods out a lot of the floodplain," said St.Cyr.

He says there were no major concerns with the flooding over the weekend and that local residents were prepared.

But when it comes to changing the landscape where it floods to prevent future floods, he says it's easier said than done.

"Everyone has an eye to it, coming up with the correct solution is the hard part," said St. Cyr.

Which means for now the Gelineau family and the rest of town will just have to wait and watch the water subside from a safe distance.

"That looks kind of cool and terrifying at the same time," said Nyham.