Spill Advisory Update

October 19th, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases have ceased at all locations for the time being but that additional releases may be required.

 

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland. The Company has stopped releasing water at its Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River. Additional releases may be required.
  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company is no longer bypassing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure or releasing water at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Additional releases may be required.
  • The Jeddore Lake/Bay d’Espoir area in Southern Newfoundland. The Company is no longer releasing water at the Salmon River Spillway. Additional releases may be required.

 

Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The Company may soon begin releasing water from its 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. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.