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UPDATE: Public Advisory: Controlled release of water, Star Lake & Granite Canal

December 28th, 2019

UPDATE:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water is no longer being released in the Star Lake area in central Newfoundland, but there is still a potential for additional releases.

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


Previous Advisory, Dec. 20, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water is still being released in the Star Lake area in central Newfoundland, at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.

We are no longer releasing water in the Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland, but there is still a potential for additional releases at the Granite Canal Bypass structure or at the Granite Canal Spillway and 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.

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


Original Advisory, Dec. 18, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is releasing water at two structures:

  • In the Star Lake area in Central Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure.

There is also potential for releases at the Granite Canal Spillway and 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.

The potential for release at Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland is over for now.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are 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