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Advisory: Potential water releases -Burnt Dam & Granite Canal areas

November 26th, 2021

Update – November 26

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that the Company is releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

Furthermore, the Company is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the Company may be required to release water at the at the Granite Canal Bypass structure and may be required to release water at Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal 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 will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.


Previous Notice:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rainfall forecast for this week could lead to high reservoir inflows and a need to release water in the following locations:

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland
  • Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland

Hydro may be required to release water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River; the Granite Canal Bypass, Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal 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 will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca