Public Safety Advisory – Controlled Releases of Water (Update)

February 9th, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers  in central Newfoundland that recent heavy rainfall over the Bay d’Espoir System has resulted in the need to make additional controlled releases of water.

  • The Company is releasing water at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.
  • The Company is releasing water at Granite Canal Bypass Structure and at the Granite Canal Spillway, as well as the Granite Overflow Dykes along the Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.
  • The Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.

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


Media Contact:

Susanne Hiller

Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

709, 733-5271; 709-727-0989 (mobile)