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* Public Alert - River Watch
River Watch 2014 – Update: Ice movement / flood warning26 April 2014
FREDERICTON (GNB) – River Watch 2014 issued an ice movement and flood warning today at 3:30 p.m.
Environment Canada is forecasting cool and dry conditions throughout the province for today and rain showers on Sunday. Under these conditions water levels in the St. John River basin are forecast to remain high and above flood stage in some areas. Residents should remain on alert for rising water levels and residents along the Restigouche and Middle rivers should continue to be on alert for ice movement.
There remain multiple water-covered roads and road closures throughout the province. A list of road closures is available online.
Areas of concern
● Middle River: ice accumulations have led to raised water levels in the Bathurst area. This is being closely monitored.
● St. John River:
○ Fredericton: water levels are at flood stage and have peaked and will begin to recede.
○ Maugerville: water levels have surpassed flood stage, have peaked and will begin to recede.
○ Jemseg: water levels will remain above flood stage for the next number of days.
○ Grand Lake: water levels will remain above flood stage for the next number of days.
○ Sheffield - Lakeville Corner: water levels will remain above flood stage for the next number of days.
○ Quispamsis - Saint John: water levels have surpassed flood stage and are forecast to peak today and begin to recede.
The St. John River Two-Day Forecast is available online.
Residents already affected by flooding are encouraged to register flood damage by calling Service New Brunswick at 1-888-298-8555 or by registering online. The deadline to register flood damage is May 15.
Flood clean-up information is available online as is information on well water testing.
For emergency situations call 911. For advice on non-emergency related help contact the Emergency Measures Organization at 1-800-561-4034.
● River Watch
● Flooded Roads
● Environment Canada