Public safety advisory for Salmon River area updated (September 8, 2013)

September 8th, 2013

September 8, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rain has increased water levels and flows in all of its reservoir systems.
Controlled releases are taking placing in the following locations:

  • Salmon River Spillway. This will result in higher than normal flows in the Salmon River and closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.
  • The company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. Hydro will begin releasing water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River if necessary.

A controlled release will begin in the next 24‐48 hours at the following location:

  •  Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The Company may begin to release water at the 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.

Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.