Advisory: Controlled Release of Water at Star Lake, Potential water release for Burnt Pond and Granite Canal

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is releasing water from the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake as a result of mild temperatures and a large rainfall event on top of snow already on the ground and could need to release water at additional locations.

The Company may be required to release water at the following locations:

  • in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway¬†into the White Bear River; and
  • in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

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