Advisory: Controlled Release of Water Continues at Star Lake and Granite Canal, Potential Release at Burnt Dam

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

Additionally, due to recent mild temperatures and a large rainfall event, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers to the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the company is currently releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure.

Due to additional forecasted rain and further snow melt the Company is also advising that additional releases of water may be required at the following locations 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; 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.