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(STOCK PHOTO along the Saint John River in downtown Fredericton on April 18, 2019. (Submitted/Government of New Brunswick)

River Watch for 2023 comes to an end

By News May 4, 2023 | 12:42 PM

The River Watch Program for the 2023 freshet season ended today after more than seven weeks in operation.

Water levels in all areas along the Saint John River basin continue to decrease and return to normal levels.

“Over the last several weeks, many staff members of provincial departments and municipal authorities worked in close collaboration to ensure residents would get all the necessary information to keep themselves and their properties safe,” said Public Safety Minister Kris Austin. “We want to thank all our partners for their excellent work.”

The River Watch program began on March 14, providing information on the status of rivers and the potential for ice jams and other flood issues.

A limited number of homes in flood-prone areas were impacted by minor flooding. The Canadian Red Cross provided assistance to 22 people from five households in Lincoln, Maugerville, Fredericton and Waasis. The impact upon road infrastructure was limited, with Highway 105 in Maugerville and Route 690 affected along with other flood-prone areas around the province.


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