COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) _ State officials say they're working to lower the water level at a Coventry pond that has risen to 10 feet above normal because of heavy rains and a beaver dam.
Jay McGinne is a supervising civil engineer with the state Department of Environmental Management. He told the Kent County Daily Times that his agency is working to reduce water levels at Carbuncle Pond.
Heavy rains and a beaver dam on a culvert have contributed to the flooding, which has sent water close to homes and Route 114.
The Fish and Wildlife Department is in charge of pumping water from the pond, but the DEM has to approve a plan on how to lower water levels.