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Public Safety Advisory: Update on controlled releases of water in Central Newfoundland

November 30th, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that the Company will be conducting a controlled release of water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are continuing at the following locations:

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake;
  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

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


Previous (November 27, 2023):

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that on Wednesday, November 29, the Company will be conducting a controlled release of water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are continuing at the following locations:

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake;
  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

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



Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nlh.nl.ca