Public Advisory: Release of water at Star Lake & Granite Canal; potential in other areas

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is releasing water at two structures as a result of the recent heavy rain.

  • 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 following locations:

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland.
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland

The Company may be required to release water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River; and 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.