Public Advisory – Controlled Release of Water, multiple locations

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent rainfall, the Company is required to release water in the following locations:

  • Star Lake area in Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure and may be required to release water from 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.

There is also potential for releases at the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable.