ADVISORY: Controlled water releases at various locations in central and southern Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising of controlled releases of water happening at the following locations:

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River
  • Upper Salmon area of central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River

There may be a further requirements to release water at the following locations:

  • Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake
  • Granite Canal area (accessed from central Newfoundland) at the Granite Canal Bypass structure as well as at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal Spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

Residents, cabin owners and travellers are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.