Public safety advisory for controlled release of water updated (September 25, 2013)

September 25, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water release is occurring in the following area:

  • Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

With high rainfall amounts forecast for south, central and northeast Newfoundland over the next couple of days, releases may be required in the following areas:

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. Controlled releases may be required at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.
  • Jeddore Lake and Bay d’Espoir areas in Southern Newfoundland. Controlled releases may again be required at Salmon Dam Spillway into the Salmon River. This will required closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.
  • Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. Releases may start again at Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.

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