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ADVISORY: UPDATE: Controlled Water Release at Star Lake, Granite Canal, and Burnt Pond Area

January 5th, 2022

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 at multiple locations. The Company may be required to release water at the following locations:

  • the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake;
  • 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 Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite 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:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nalcorenergy.com