Public Safety Advisory: Potential for Controlled Water Release at Several Sites

April 13th, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the Company may need to release water at the following locations:

  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.
  • the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and at the Granite Canal Spillway and Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off;

People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be 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.