PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY – CONTROLLED RELEASE OF WATER (UPDATE)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in central Newfoundland of continuing releases of water in some areas.

  • The Company is no longer releasing water at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.
  • The Company is no longer releasing water at the Granite Canal Spillway or at the Granite Overflow Dykes along the Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.
  • The Company is still releasing water at Granite Canal Bypass Structure,

Reservoir levels in the Bay d’Espoir system are still high so there is a potential for additional controlled releases of water in some areas.

  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland, the Company may be required to make additional releases of water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.
  • 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.