Spill Advisory: Controlled release of water at multiple locations

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the company is currently releasing water at the following locations:

  • Star Lake in Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake;
  • the Victoria Lake and Victoria River area in Southwestern Newfoundland at the Victoria Dam Spillway; and
  • the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company is 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 at the spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

There is potential for releasing water at the following locations:

  • the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River; and
  • the Hinds Lake area of Western Newfoundland at Hinds Lake spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake.

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