River Watch NB

The River Watch Program is now in effect.

It’s run by the provincial government to keep an eye on New Brunswick rivers at the risk of overflowing, due to ice jams; as the weather warms up.

Sussex and Sussex Corner were badly flooded in April of 2014 when Trout Creek, a tributary of the Kennebecasis River; overflowed its banks.

River Watch says there are, at the moment; four ice jams that could cause problems.

They are the Kennebecasis River between Bloomfield and Apohaqui, the St. John River below Florenceville/Bristol; the Hammond River between Smithtown and French Village, and the Tobique River north of Plaster Rock near Everett.