Public Advisory on Controlled Release of Water – November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that reservoir levels are high and additional releases of water may be required.
The Company is releasing water from the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook in Central Newfoundland.
There is still a potential for release of water in the following areas:

  • in the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the Great Northern Peninsula ‐ the Company may release water from Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River
  • in the Hinds Lake area of Western Newfoundland ‐ the Company may release water at Hinds Lake Spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake
  • in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland ‐ the Company may release water at the Burn 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. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.