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Spill Advisory: Grey River, Burnt Pond, & White Bear River in Central and Southern Newfoundland

April 10th, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in Central and Southern Newfoundland that the Company is still releasing water at multiple locations.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure and the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite Canal overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland the Company is no longer releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River but there is a potential for additional releases if inflows increase.

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


previous advisory – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in Central and Southern Newfoundland that the Company is releasing water at multiple locations.

In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass structure, 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.

In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland the Company is releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

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


Previous advisory: April 6, 2021

Residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland are advised that Hydro is releasing water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

As well, residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland are advised that water may be required to be released at the Granite Canal bypass structure, and at 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.

Please use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.


Previous advisory: April 1, 2021

Residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of central and southern Newfoundland are advised that due to forecasted snow melt and rainfall, Hydro may need to release water at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River. People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be 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