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Advisory: UPDATED: Controlled release of water in Upper Salmon area

November 19th, 2021

Update Nov. 19:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising it is no longer releasing water at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River.  People should continue to use the area with great caution as water levels and flows could still be higher than normal.

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Update Nov. 12:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro advises residents, cabin owners and travellers that a controlled water release is currently ongoing in the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland. Hydro is releasing water from its North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River. People are advised to use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable.

 

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Original Advisory, Nov. 10
Advisory: Controlled release of water possible in Upper Salmon area

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland that the Company may be required to release water at the North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River because of forecasted heavy rainfall in the area.

People are advised to use the area with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable. Water releases at spillways could begin at any time.



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca