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Public Safety Advisory – Water release has begun in Star Lake

April 25th, 2016

Update – April 25, 2016

Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water is being released in the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland. The Company has begun to release water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake. Star Lake is a relatively small reservoir which fills most years and subsequently spills for short periods. The plant operates 24 hours per day at maximum capacity.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.


Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that there is potential for water release in the following area:

  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland. The Company may begin to release water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake. People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable.

Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.



Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nlh.nl.ca