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Updated Advisory: Potential controlled water releases and continued release at Upper Salmon

October 16th, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that there is no longer the potential for releases of water from the following locations at this time:

  • 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.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland that, due to recent rainfall, the company may soon be required to release water at:

  • Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake. Releases may begin at any time.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are continuing:

  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

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@nlh.nl.ca