River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Water level bulletin (09/04/17)

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April 17, 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 Friday, April 17, 2009:

Over the last 48 hours, water levels along the Lower St. John River basin have continued to decrease, while levels in the upper basin have show a minimal increase. Precipitation forecast for today, Friday, will result in minimal water level increases over the entire basin.

A return to cooler, dryer, daytime single-digit high temperatures and sub-zero nighttime lows are forecast for Saturday, April 18 through Monday, April 20, resulting in a slower snow melt and decreased water levels.

Along the Nashwaak River, the ice accumulated at the Marysville Bridge has released.

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 Monday, April 20, 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.