River Watch 2010

River Watch 2010 / Water level watch (10/04/05)

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April 5, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level watch is issued by River Watch 2010 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Monday, April 5, 2010:

Above-freezing temperatures and minimal precipitation forecast for the next 48 hours over the St. John River basin will cause a continuous snow melt. Water flows and levels along the St. John River are expected to increase slowly in response to these conditions.

Persons living and working along streams, tributaries and rivers are advised to pay close attention to water level increases. 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 Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

More information is available on the River Watch 2010 website, http://www.gnb.ca/public/Riverwatch/index-e.asp.


MEDIA CONTACT: Karl Wilmot, River Watch 2010, 506-453-2133.