Public safety advisory updated (September 11, 2013)

September 11, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that heavy rain has increased water levels and flows in all of its reservoir systems.
Controlled releases are taking place in the following locations:

  • The Company is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. The Company will begin releasing water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River if necessary.

There is potential for controlled release at the following locations:

  • Salmon River Spillway. The Company may begin to release water at Long Pond.
  • 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.