April 6, 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 Tuesday, April 6, 2010:
Due to above-average temperatures during the last 72 hours, the accumulated snow load in the St. John River basin has been greatly reduced through a continuous melt. Although excellent drying conditions have reduced the flows somewhat, water flows and levels along the St. John River will continue to increase slowly due to the snow melt and forecast precipitation.
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 Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
More information is available at the River Watch 2010 website, http://www.gnb.ca/public/Riverwatch/index-e.asp.
MEDIA CONTACT: Karl Wilmot, River Watch 2010, 506-453-2133.