River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / ice movement bulletin (09/03/30)

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March 30, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following ice movement bulletin is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization on Monday, March 30:

As the spring freshet season has begun, persons living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers in the province are asked to be on the alert for ice movement and the possibility of ice-jam formation resulting in water-level increases.

In response to forecast precipitation in the form of snow in the north and rain in the south, the northern portion of the St. John River basin should experience diminished water flows while the southern portion will experience increased levels.

In either case, conditions remain favourable to promote the deterioration of ice covers, which could lead to movement and break-up in these areas.

The next report will be issued on Tuesday, March 31.

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

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