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ADVISORY: UPDATE: CONTROLLED WATER RELEASE AT GRANITE CANAL AND BURNT POND AREAS

December 16th, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that there is ongoing releases of water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure.

The Company may soon begin to release water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake due to recent rainfall into the watershed.

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 (December 15)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the Company is no longer releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure, the Granite Canal Spillway, and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels are still higher than normal.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland, there is no longer potential for additional releases at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

The Company may soon begin to release water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake due to recent rainfall into the watershed.

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 (December 12) Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that there is ongoing releases of 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.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland, there is potential for additional releases at the 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.

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Previous Notice (December 8)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that due to recent rainfall, a controlled release of water is currently ongoing at the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water from its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

Additionally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers to the Granite Canal area, accessed from Central Newfoundland, that due to continued high water levels resulting from recent rainfall, the Company is continuing to release 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.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are 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@nalcorenergy.com