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River Watch program ends with no major flooding

By Brad Perry Apr 25, 2024 | 5:00 AM

Water levels along the Saint John River basin continue to drop and are returning to normal.

That means the province’s River Watch program has ended after nearly six weeks in operation.

“There was little impact from this year’s freshet,” Public Safety Minister Kris Austin said in a statement.

“Our good luck notwithstanding, the River Watch team was hard at work, and I would like to thank all our partners for their efforts.”

The River Watch program provides info on the status of rivers and the potential for flooding during the ice-out and spring freshet season.

It is a joint effort involving the Department of Environment and Local Government, NB Power and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.

Other partners include Environment and Climate Change Canada, watershed groups, and federal, provincial and state agencies involved in monitoring and forecasting water flows.