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Spill Advisory: Controlled release of water in central and southern Newfoundland

May 7th, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent rainfall and snow melt the Company is releasing water at some of its facilities.

The risk of releases from the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River, at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River and at the West Salmon Dam Spillway into the West Salmon River is over for now.

The Company is continuing to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases have made the road to Burnt Dam impassable.

The Company is releasing water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake.

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



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca