Potential for controlled release of water at multiple locations on the Island this weekend

January 9th, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rainfall forecast for this weekend 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 Beothuk 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 Canal Bypass structure as well as at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal Spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off; and,
  • in the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

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.