River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Water level advisory (09/04/14)

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April 14, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level advisory is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009:

As a result of forecast cooler temperatures and minimal precipitation over the last 48 hours, water levels along the St. John River basin continue to decrease or have stabilized at or near flood levels. No reports have been received of major problems in regard to flooding or ice jams. All watches and warnings have ended.

Water levels are expected to continue to decrease over the next 72 hours in response to daytime single-digit high temperatures and sub-zero nighttime lows, resulting in a slower snow melt.

Along the Nashwaak River, the ice accumulated at the Marysville Bridge remains in place, but it is not holding significant water.

On the Restigouche River system, the Wyers Brook Road is still covered with ice and water. No threat to infrastructure or private property is anticipated. The Department of Transportation continues to monitor the area.

Persons living or working along all streams, tributaries and rivers are asked to remain on the alert for water levels that can increase rapidly; they are also asked to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property.

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 16, 2009.

More information is available at the River Watch 2009 website, www.gnb.ca/riverwatch.


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