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ADVISORY: Controlled Water Release – Granite Canal Area & Potential Water Release – Burnt Dam Area

December 4th, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers to the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that due to continued high water levels resulting from recent rainfall, the Company is currently releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and 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.

Additionally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers to the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that due to recent and additional forecast rainfall, the company may be required to release water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. [email protected]