River Watch officials keep an eye on rising water levels

Officials are warning about a 'high' risk of localized flooding, ice cover movement and ice jams over the weekend due to recent rain and mild temperatures.

New Brunswick EMO said Friday that Environment Canada reported 20 to 33 millimetres of rain across the province and two to five centimetres of snow melt over the last 24 hours.

EMO said the Nashwaak River has seen the most significant increase of water levels to date, but that the river remains below flood stage.

They said increasing flows and water levels are expected over the next 48 hours, and that those living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers should remain on alert.

Officials also asked residents to avoid the banks of waterways as the water is cold and currents are swift and could be carrying debris.

Anyone who spots an ice jam or localized flooding can report it by calling 1-800-561-4034.