Public Safety Advisory for the Controlled Release of Water (November 28, 2013)

November 28, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that reservoir levels are high and additional releases of water may be required.
The Company is releasing water from the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook in Central Newfoundland.
The Company will begin controlled releases of water at Hinds Lake Spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake in Western Newfoundland likely within the next 6 hours.

There is still a potential for release of water in the following areas:

  • Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the Great Northern Peninsula – the Company may release water from Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland – the Company may release water at the Burn Dam Spillway into the White Bear River
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland – the company may release water over the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River and at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure
  • North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River – the Company may release 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. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.