Potential for Controlled Water Release: Star Lake, Burnt Pond and Granite Canal

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that due to high water levels and flows from spring runoff, the company may be required to release water in the following locations:

  • Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake;
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River area of Central and Southern Newfoundland at the Burnt Dam Spillway;
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure or at the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

Please note that releases may begin at any time. 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@nlh.nl.ca