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Advisory: Update to Controlled Water Release at Granite Canal + Continued Release at Star Lake

January 13th, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers to the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the company has stopped releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure, however due to significant forecasted rain and snow melt the company may be required to resume controlled releases at any time in the coming days.

The company is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is continuing to release water from the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake as a result of recent mild temperatures, rainfall and snow melt.

Additionally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to significant forecasted rain and snow melt, additional releases of water may be required at the following locations in the coming days:

  • In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River; and
  • 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