Public Advisory – Release of water at Star Lake; potential release at Burnt Pond, White Bear River & Granite Canal

December 13th, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Star Lake area in Central Newfoundland that the Company is required to release water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake because of heavy rainfall in the area.

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; the Granite Canal Bypass, Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite 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.

Media Contact:

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