Public Safety Advisory Update (September 4, 2013)

September 3, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rain has increased water levels and flows is all of its reservoir systems and more rainfall is expected within the next 24 hours for its basins.
Controlled releases are taking placing in the following locations:

  • Salmon River Spillway. This will result in higher than normal flows in the Salmon River and closure of the access road to the Upper Salmon Development which will prevent traffic from entering or leaving the area.
  • The company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

A controlled release may begin within the next 24 to 48 hours at the following location:

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. Hydro may begin to release water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River if necessary.

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