Public Safety Advisory for Controlled Release of Water (December 11, 2013)

December 11, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that reservoir levels and channel flows are still high at its facilities.
The Company is still releasing water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook in Central Newfoundland.
All other releases have ceased, however there is apotential that releases will again be required at:
  • Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula at the Cat Arm Spillway
  • Hinds Lake area of Western Newfoundland at the Hinds Lake Spillway
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at the Burn Dam Spillway
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure
  • Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway
  • Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area in Southern Newfoundland at the Salmon River Spillway
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 or end at any time.