* Public Alert - River Watch
Water levels expected to increase in coming days17 April 2019
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2019:
Water levels in rivers are increasing throughout the province from continuous snow melt and are expected to continue to increase over the next five days.
The following areas will be at or above flood stage:
- Grand Lake
- Sheffield/Lakeville Corner
- Quispamsis/Saint John
Advisories are issued when conditions are expected to remain below the criteria for warning, but may cause inconvenience or minor disruptions to normal activities.
People living or working in areas prone to localized flooding are reminded to be aware and take the proper precautions to safeguard their homes and possessions.
River Watch officials continue to monitor the situation closely.
New Brunswickers are reminded to:
- Consider moving belongings to higher ground if their property is near a waterway or is in an area that is prone to flooding.
- Avoid the banks of waterways as they become dangerous this time of year.
- Avoid boating, kayaking or other water activities this time of year as currents are strong and may carry debris. As well, people should stay away from the edge of the river while walking.
- Report ice jams or issues related to rising water at 1-800-561-4034.
- 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 a joint effort involving the Department of Environment and Local Government, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization of the Department of Public Safety, and NB Power. Other partners include 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, is available online.17-04-19