Public Safety Advisory Update – August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that higher than normal water levels continue in many of its reservoir systems. Rain over the weekend was lower than forecast so the potential for controlled releases at many locations is over for now. The Company stopped releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure today (Aug 12).
Controlled releases continue in the following locations:

  • Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland. The Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

Controlled releases may be required at the following location:

  • Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The Company may begin to release water at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm 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.