MVCA rescinds earlier flood warning

The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority has lifted its flood warning for Saltford and Port Albert.

The warning was issued February 5, but the MVCA now says river flows have eroded the ice jam and water levels have receded. As a result, the current risk of flooding at the mouth of the Nine Mile River has diminished. A channel has opened through the ice jam in Saltford resulting in lower water levels as well.

The MVCA continue to warn residents of slippery embankments and dangerous ice and will continue to monitor the water levels and make changes if necessary.