Public Safety Advisory: Controlled Releases of Water Continue

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers to continue to be careful near reservoir areas in central and southern Newfoundland.

In the Star Lake area in central Newfoundland, controlled water releases continue at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland, controlled releases have stopped for now at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland, controlled releases continue at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure.

There is a potential for release in the Upper Salmon area of central Newfoundland. The Company may be required to release water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

There is also a potential for release in the Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area and 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 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.