Spill Advisory: Granite Canal, Upper Salmon & Star Lake Areas

May 3rd, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent rainfall and snow melt the Company is releasing in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company may also be required to release water in the Upper Salmon and Star Lake areas of Central Newfoundland.

The Company is no longer releasing water from the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River, but releases could begin again if significant rain occurs.

The Company is currently releasing 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.

There is a potential for release of water at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River and the West Salmon Dam Spillway into the West Salmon River. If a release is required water levels and flows in the North Salmon River, West Salmon River, Godaleich Pond and Round Pond will become higher than normal .

There is a potential for release at 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:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.