FREDERICTON (GNB) – The only area where water levels are above flood stage on the St. John River is in the Jemseg area. 

They should stay just above flood stage for the rest of the week. In all other areas, water levels should remain below flood stage even with expecting rain in the coming days.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting about 10 mm of rain on Thursday and more precipitation on Friday with a risk of snow.  

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization still advises residents living near water ways to remain vigilant as situations can always change quickly.

In the Bathurst region, the conditions have improved on the Middle River.  Although the jam at Mathilda Road remains in place, water on that road has receded and is being diverted to the opposite shore and flowing through the wooded area downriver. The road will be reopened to traffic.

Residents can report any issues related to increased water levels or flooding at any time by calling 1-800-561-4034.

New Brunswickers are reminded to:

  • avoid the banks of waterways as they become dangerous this time of year. The water is cold, and currents are swift and could be carrying debris;
  • read helpful tips, the latest forecasts and public advisories by visiting the River Watch website, or by following the Emergency Measures Organization on Twitter and Facebook.

The River Watch program is in effect to provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential risks of ice jams and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks.

The program is a joint effort between the Department of Environment and Local Government and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization of the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Other partners include NB Power, watershed groups, and federal, provincial and state agencies involved in monitoring and forecasting the water flow in the province's rivers and streams.

Updates on information related to the potential for flooding or ice jams, including 24/7 emergency updates, are available online.