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Chelsie Lent and Carole Clarke are co-owners of Scenic View Campground in Warren, NH. The Baker River, which runs along the back of their property, has flooded multiple times in recent years. Photo by Britta Greene for NHPR

Chelsie Lent and Carole Clarke are co-owners of Scenic View Campground in Warren, NH. The Baker River, which runs along the back of their property, has flooded multiple times in recent years. Photo by Britta Greene for NHPR

Last Halloween was not a great one for Chelsie Lent. A bad storm blew across New Hampshire, flooding part of a campground she owns in Warren, along the Baker River.

The water swept away campfire rings, knocked picnic tables across the property, destroyed a road and bath house, and dropped all kinds of debris, she said.

It was symptomatic of a changing climate here.

Scientists say New Hampshire is seeing more frequent heavy storms, powerful rain and snow events that are overwhelming stream banks and drainage systems.

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