FREDERICTON (GNB) – Water levels on the St. John River will remain high due to more precipitation expected during the middle and later parts of the week.

The Jemseg area remains above the flood stage without a major impact upon residents or roads.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting up to 35 mm of rain in most of the St. John River basin, except in the southern part where 40 to 50 mm is expected. Between 50 and 60 mm of rain is expected in Charlotte County. 

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization continues to monitor the situation closely. It also advises residents living near waterways to remain vigilant as the situation can change quickly.

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

New Brunswickers are reminded:

  • Wildlife such as moose have been seen on roads as they seek higher ground because their natural territories are covered by water.
  • Banks of waterways 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 and 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.

Information related to flood issues, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online.