Advisory: Potential for Controlled Release of Water at Burnt Pond and Granite Canal

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to significant forecasted rainfall, 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.
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the spillway or 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 may be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.