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New Brunswick river levels on the rise, however flooding not expected

FREDERICTON — Emergency Measures officials in New Brunswick say water levels on the St. John River are expected to rise this week, but they should stay below flood levels.
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FREDERICTON — Emergency Measures officials in New Brunswick say water levels on the St. John River are expected to rise this week, but they should stay below flood levels.

EMO spokesman Geoffrey Downey says some precipitation is forecast, and snow is continuing to melt in the northwest of the province.

He says the Mactaquac Dam will likely have to release water, which could send debris downstream.

Downey says people are advised to stay off the waterways with boats because of the fast moving water and debris.

The situation along the river is a contrast to the record flooding that occurred in the last two years.

Downey says people living along the river still need to remain on alert and be prepared to respond to the potential for flooding.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 27, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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