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UPDATE Nov. 19 – ADVISORY- Controlled Releases of Water

October 31st, 2018

Update: Nov. 19

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that controlled water releases are no longer occurring in the following areas:

In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay areas on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula the Company is no longer releasing water at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River however there is potential for additional releases if rainfall or snow melt occurs in the area.

In the Star Lake are of Central Newfoundland the Company is no longer releasing water from Star Lake into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake however rain later this week could lead to additional releases.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are unpredictable.

 


Update: Nov. 5

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that releases of water are ongoing at multiple locations.

In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay areas on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula the Company is releasing water at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the company is now bypassing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and water is also being released at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.

In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland the company is releasing water at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are unpredictable.

 


Update: Oct. 31

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that releases of water are required at multiple locations.

In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay areas on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula the Company is releasing water at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the company is now bypassing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and water is also being released at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.

In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland the company is releasing water at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

There is a potential that releases will be required at other locations:

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland the Company may be required to release water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland the company may need to release water at the West Salmon Dam Spillway into the West Salmon River.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are unpredictable.

 

 



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca