Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Release of Water

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in central Newfoundland that additional controlled releases of water are required.

  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland, the Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.  The Upper Salmon Access road will be closed as of today – February 16, 2015 .
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the Company may be required to release additional water at Granite Canal Bypass Structure
  • In the Jeddore Lake and Bay d’Espoir areas in Southern Newfoundland, the Company may be required to release water at the Salmon Dam Spillway into the Salmon River. This would 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 use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are still higher than normal and may be unpredictable.