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Public Advisory: Controlled Release of Water – Multiple Locations

March 3rd, 2020

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure and may be required to release water at 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.

Furthermore, the Company is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland and the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland that the Company may be required to release water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River and 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:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca