River Watch 2010

River Watch 2010 / Water Level Watch (10/03/30)

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March 30, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level advisory is issued by River Watch 2010 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Tuesday, March 30, 2010:

In response to above-freezing temperatures, snow melt and forecast rainfall over the next 36 hours, water levels along the St. John River will continue to increase, promoting the break-up and movement of existing ice covers which could result in ice-jam formation and localized flooding.

Persons living and working along streams, tributaries and rivers are advised to pay close attention to water level increases and ice movement. Ice jams can form unexpectedly, and flood waters can rise very quickly behind these jams. Residents are advised to know the risks, make a plan, and prepare an emergency kit. Prepare now to help your family be safe.

The next report will be issued on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

More information on River Watch 2010 is available online.


MEDIA CONTACT: Karl Wilmot, River Watch 2009, 506-453-2133.