Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water

September 30th, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that there is still a potential for water releases at its systems.

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland the potential for release of water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake is over for now.
  • In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, the Company may soon begin to release water at Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm 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.

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Media Contact:

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