River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Water level bulletin (09/04/16)

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April 16, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level bulletin is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) on Thursday, April 16, 2009:

As a result of cooler, dryer temperatures over the last 48 hours, water levels along the entire St. John River basin continue to decrease. No reports have been received of major problems in regard to infrastructure or property damage being caused since the last advisory.

Water levels are forecast to decrease over the next 72 hours. Precipitation forecast for Friday will give minimal rain to the basin. A return to cooler, dryer, daytime single-digit high temperatures and sub-zero nighttime lows is forecast for Saturday.

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

On the Restigouche River system, the Wyers Brook Road jam has released, and the road has been cleared of accumulated ice and re-opened by the Department of Transportation. No reports have been received of damage to infrastructure or private 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 Friday, April 17, 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.