Public Advisory – Controlled Release of Water at North Salmon Dam

February 7th, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rainfall has resulted in high water levels in the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland and that the Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

Releases of water may also be required in the following areas:

· Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. The Company may be required to release water from Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River

· Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company may be required to release water at Granite Canal Bypass Structure and/or the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.



Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.