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Updated Advisory: Controlled water releases in various locations

March 30th, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that due to recent mild weather and rainfall, the company has started releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the

  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that due to recent mild weather and rainfall, the company may be required to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure or at the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

Finally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the

  • Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland that the Company is continuing to release water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.


Posted: March 26, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that due to sustained warm weather paired with rainfall, the company may be required to release water at the following locations. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

· In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
· In the Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and at the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising those in the Star Lake area of central Newfoundland that the company is continuing to release water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.



Media Contact:

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