Public Safety Advisory – Potential for Controlled Release of Water – Star Lake Area

Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases ceased in the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland on June 4. The Company is no longer releasing water at Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake. With rain forecast later in the week, however, there is a potential that additional water will be released. Star Lake is a relatively small reservoir which fills most years and subsequently spills for short periods. The plant operates 24 hours per day at maximum capacity.

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.