Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water (January 16, 2014)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that recent rain and snow melt have resulted in high water levels in some reservoirs. There is a potential for release of water in the following areas:

  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland. The Company may begin to release water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. The Company may begin to release water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company may begin to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure and at Granite Canal Spillway 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.

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.