Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Public Safety Advisory (November 20, 2013)

November 20, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that reservoir levels are above normal for this time of year and significant precipitation is expected in the next few days.

The Company is again releasing water from the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook in Central Newfoundland.

There is still a potential for release of water from Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River in the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the Great Northern Peninsula.

There is a potential for release of water in the Hinds Lake area of Western Newfoundland. The Company may soon start to release water at Hinds Lake Spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake.

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 spillways could begin at any time.