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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Possibility Of Flooding Becoming Real

River Watch is keeping a close eye on the Nashwaak River and its tributaries which are expected to reach flood stage today. 

Water levels have been rising as much as a metre a day. People who live alongside the river are being warned to be alert with ice jams forming at MacLaggan Bridge, Tay Bridge, Durham Bridge and Marysville Bridge.

Ice movement has been occurring in several smaller rivers and tributaries. Ice jams have formed within the last 48 hours but are currently not holding back water at the following locations....Hammond River between the Route 860 and Lakeside Road intersection to one kilometre above the French Village Covered bridge or Highway 1...........Hammond River at Route 100........ Creek River near the Oldfield Road and  Nashwaak River at Taymouth.