Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Public Safety Advisories Continue (May 31, 2013)

May 31, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that high inflows and higher than normal water levels continue in all its reservoir systems.
Controlled water releases are occurring in the following areas:

  • Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s Northwest Coast. The Company is releasing water at the Cat Arm Spillway.
  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in south western Newfoundland. The company is releasing water at the Victoria Dam Spillway.
  • Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

A potential for water release still remains in the following areas:

  • Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area in Southern Newfoundland. The Company advises that it may be required to initiate a controlled water release at the Salmon River Spillway in the upcoming days. This will result in higher than normal flows in the Salmon River and closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable. Water releases at the spillways could begin at any time.