Public Safety Advisory: Controlled Releases of Water (Update)

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that controlled releases of water continue in areas of central and southern Newfoundland.

  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland, controlled releases continue at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure, and releases have begun at the Granite Canal Spillway, and at the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road and into Grey River.
  • In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland controlled releases have begun at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

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.