River Watch 2009

River Watch 2009 / Water level watch (09/04/22)

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April 22, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following water level watch is issued by River Watch 2009 and the Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB-EMO) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009:

In response to the heavy precipitation during the past 24 hours, water levels have been increasing over most of the St. John River basin.

A second band of precipitation forecast for late today and into Thursday will combine with snowmelt from the above-freezing temperatures forecast for the rest of the week to increase water flows and water levels further.

Water levels for the forecast period are as follows:

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 23, 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.