Ice Observation

As part of the New Brunswick "River Watch" program, ice observation is a provincial initiative that monitors the potential for flooding along New Brunswick’s river systems in late winter and during the spring freshet. Ice Observers collect data and upload the information on ice jams and river conditions via the NB River Ice Observation System. The data is then used by the province for river modeling and forecasting for risk assessment and planning response purposes.

MREAC took an active part in this initiative in the spring of 2015 as the ice observers on the Northwest Miramichi, Southwest Miramichi, Little Southwest Miramichi, and Nashwaak rivers.

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MREAC Ice Observation Route