Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water (January 24, 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 and releases of water are required in the following areas:

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland the Company has begun to release water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the Company has begun to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure.
  • North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River – the Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon 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.