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

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that mild temperatures and rainfall forecasted for next week could lead to high reservoir inflows and a 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 Granite 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;
  • the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland from North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River;
  • the Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area in Southern Newfoundland from the Salmon River Spillway into the Salmon River. Releases from the Salmon River Spillway will require the closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.

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