Water Level Alert: New Brunswick, Canada 25 April 2012

Water Level Alert: New Brunswick, Canada 25 April 2012

The River Watch program provides awareness of potential flood risks and encourages residents to be prepared for flooding events.

The program involves monitoring and flow forecasting in the St. John River Basin, and is co-ordinated by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization in conjunction with provincial, federal and state agencies.

Water levels continue to rise in the following areas:

  • Lake Utopia
  • Magaguadavic River
  • Magaguadvic Lake
  • Digdeguash River
  • and Digdeguash Lake

Residents in these areas should remain on alert and take necessary precautions to protect their properties.

St. John River basin and its tributaries:

  • in most areas, water levels are expected to rise slightly over the next 24 hours before declining slowly over the next several days.

The Nashwaak River is:

  • Below flood stage
  • Its levels continue to drop.
  • There are still some road closures being reported in Charlotte County. Officials continue to monitor water levels in all regions.

People living or working along watercourses or low-lying areas should continue to monitor weather forecasts, as conditions can change quickly.

Prepare now to help your family to be safe.

Please  click here for more info about The River Watch program.

Public Advisories & Alerts

New Brunswick, Canada

Public Alert – River Watch
Public Safety and Solicitor General

River Watch 2012 / Water level advisory

25 April 2012

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following water level advisory was issued today by the Department of Public Safety’s New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization:

Water levels continue to rise in the following areas: Lake Utopia, Magaguadavic River, Magaguadvic Lake, Digdeguash River and Digdeguash Lake. Residents in these areas should remain on alert and take necessary precautions to protect their properties.

In most areas of the St. John River basin and its tributaries, water levels are expected to rise slightly over the next 24 hours before declining slowly over the next several days.

The Nashwaak River is:

  • Below flood stage.
  • Its levels continue to drop.
  • There are still some road closures being reported in Charlotte County. Officials continue to monitor water levels in all regions.

People living or working along watercourses or low-lying areas should continue to monitor weather forecasts, as conditions can change quickly.

Prepare now to help your family to be safe.

LINKS:

●    River Watch: www.gnb.ca/riverwatch
●    Environment Canada (weather warnings for New Brunswick)
●    New Brunswick highway conditions (5-1-1): www.gnb.ca/roads

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