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Water levels continue to fall along the Saint John River

By Brad Perry Apr 24, 2023 | 2:54 PM

Water levels remain high along the lower Saint John River but are continuing to fall, according to River Watch.

The latest five-day forecast issued Monday morning showed Jemseg, Sheffield-Lakeville Corner and Gagetown were the only communities still above flood stage.

Sheffield-Lakeville Corner is expected to fall below flood stage by Tuesday, according to the forecast, and remain at flood warning levels (within 0.5 metres of flood stage) through Saturday.

However, it will take a few days longer for Jemseg and Gagetown to do the same. They are expected to remain at or above flood stage through Saturday.

Grand Lake is expected to be at flood warning level through Friday before falling to flood watch level (within 1.0 metre of flood stage) on Saturday.

Saint John is forecast to be at flood warning level through Wednesday, then recede to flood watch level from Thursday through Saturday.

Hampton, Oak Point and Maugerville will be at flood watch level through Friday before dropping to flood advisory level (within 2.0 metres of flood stage) on Saturday.

Water levels in Fredericton are expected to remain at flood watch level through Thursday and fall to flood advisory level on Friday and Saturday.

The latest five-day forecast can be found on the River Watch website.

Most roads that were closed due to flooding in the Greater Fredericton area have since reopened, according to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. The latest road conditions can be found through New Brunswick 511.

So far, there have been no reports of buildings impacted by flooding, according to River Watch.


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