New Brunswick releases updated, interactive flood hazard mapping

New Brunswick

New Brunswickers can now access comprehensive, interactive flood hazard mapping, to help inform them of flood-prone areas and the effect of climate change on the province's water levels.

The province says the mapping uses the latest information and modeling technology to identify at-risk areas and incorporate the effects of climate change.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman says climate change adaptation plans have been completed for 48 communities, with another eight to be finished by March. 

Crossman says the plans include all cities and high-risk coastal municipalities, and most communities in the lower Saint John River system.

Government says the mapping will assist in decisions about land-planning, flood-proofing existing infrastructure and planning evacuation routes in the event of a flood.