Public Advisories & Alerts
* Public Alert - River Watch
Provincial water courses remain under high surveillance15 April 2018
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization continues to actively monitor the province's water courses, particularly along the Saint John River Basin.
The situation is stable for the moment and all water levels remain under flooding level for the coming days.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, high amounts of rain are possible in the coming days in southern parts of the province.
Residents living along water courses are urged to remain vigilant and to stay well informed of any developments over the next few days.
New Brunswickers are reminded to:
- take the opportunity to update their home emergency plan;
- 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. The water is cold and currents are swift and could be carrying debris;
- avoid crossing the ice with recreational vehicles;
- report ice jams or issues related to rising water at 1-800-561-4034; and
- 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 information on the status of rivers, the potential for 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.