Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water (June 24, 2014)

June 24th, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that high water levels persist in some reservoirs and that releases of water are still required:

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland, the Company is again releasing water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • In the Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in Southwestern Newfoundland the Company is continuing to release water at the Victoria Dam Spillway into the Victoria River.
  • 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.
  • In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the Great Northern Peninsula – the Company is releasing water from Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.
  • In the Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area in Southern Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water at the Salmon River Spillway. This will result in higher than normal flows in the Salmon River and closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.

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

Media Contact:

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