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Water levels to start receding in some communities

By Brad Perry Apr 21, 2023 | 1:44 PM

Some parts of New Brunswick will start to see a reprieve from rising water levels this weekend.

River Watch says water levels in the lower Saint John River are expected to decrease over the weekend in some areas.

As of Friday morning, Fredericton, Maugerville, Jemseg and Gagetown were all above flood stage.

The latest five-day forecast shows Fredericton and Maugerville falling below flood stage this weekend.

Jemseg and Gagetown, however, are expected to remain above that level through the next five days.

Meanwhile, water levels will continue to rise in other southern communities, including Saint John, Hampton, Oak Point, Sheffield-Lakeville Corner and Grand Lake.

But officials with River Watch said the river is not expected to reach flood stage in those communities over the coming days.

More details about the five-day forecast can be found on theĀ River Watch website.

So far, officials say there have been no reports of dwellings or buildings impacted by flooding.

There are, however, a number of road closures in the Fredericton area due to flooding. Road closure information can be found on theĀ New Brunswick 511 website.


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