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UPDATE: Public Advisory – Controlled release of water at multiple locations

May 3rd, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is currently releasing water at the following locations:

  • The Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in Southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway;
  • The Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • The Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.
  • The Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.


Previous:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that the company is currently releasing water at the following locations:

  • The Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in Southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway;
  • The Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • The Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.
  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

Additionally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that the Company may be required to release water in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure. Releases could begin at any time in the coming days.

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@nalcorenergy.com