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ADVISORY: Potential for controlled releases of water at various sites

October 20th, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers all across the island that rainfall amounts and intensities forecast for this weekend could result in the need to release water at some facilities.

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

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland the Company may need to start releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the company may need to start bypassing water at Granite Canal Bypass Structure and to release water 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 may need to release water at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

People are advised to use the area 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