Public Safety Advisory: Stay safe and stay clear of Exploits Dam during Red Indian Lake Fishing Derby

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro would like to remind participants in the Red Indian Lake Fish Derby taking place June 17-19 in central Newfoundland to be careful on the lake and to stay a safe distance away from Exploits Dam (also known as Millertown Dam).

Red Indian Lake is the second largest lake in the province – 64.4 km long and about 5.8 km wide – and is used as a storage reservoir for the entire Exploits River hydroelectric system. The Exploits Dam is a control structure located on the lake.

Reservoir and river management can result in significant changes in flow upstream of Exploits Dam. Anglers are advised that the water around the dam is particularly dangerous. Fast moving water near the dam facilities can result in strong undercurrents while the water surface appears calm.

The Derby is a three-day weekend fishing competition hosted by the Town of Millertown and the Exploits is one of the best salmon fishing destinations in the world. We wish all participants a safe and successful fishing weekend!

Hydro Safety Notice – FISH DERBY – June2016

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