Public Advisory: Potential for Controlled Water Release in Central Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to significant forecasted rainfall, the company may be required to release water at the following locations. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

  • In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake.

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:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nlh.nl.ca