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Public Safety Advisory- Controlled Water Release

October 21st, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland that due to recent rainfall, the company is now releasing water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent rainfall, the company may be required to release water at the following locations. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

  • In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.
  • In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s Northwest Coast at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.

Additionally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are continuing 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