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Advisory: Controlled release of water, multiple locations

May 17th, 2022

Updated May 17th

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that controlled water releases are currently in effect at the following locations:

  • Hinds Lake area (western Newfoundland) at Hinds Lake spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake;
  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake; and,
  • Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway.

Hydro is also advising those in the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay areas on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula of the potential for controlled water releases in the coming days at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.

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

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Previous advisory, May 13th

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that controlled water releases are currently in effect at the following locations:

  • Hinds Lake area (western Newfoundland) at Hinds Lake spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake;
  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake; and,
  • Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway.

There is potential for releasing water at the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure.

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

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Previous advisory, May 9th

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is currently releasing water at the following locations:

  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake; and,
  • the Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in Southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway.

There is potential for releasing water at the following locations:

  • the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure; and,
  • the Hinds Lake area of Western Newfoundland at Hinds Lake spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand 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@nalcorenergy.com