Advisory: Potential for Controlled Water Releases at Several Sites

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that mild temperatures and heavy rainfall forecast for this week could lead to high reservoir inflows and a need to release water at multiple locations. Hydro may be required to release water at the following locations:

  • Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Red Indian Lake;
  • Hinds Lake Spillway through Hinds Lake Brook into Grand Lake;
  • North Salmon Dam spillway into the North Salmon River;
  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • Granite Canal area accessed from central Newfoundland at the Granite Overflow Dykes into Grey River. Releases at the Granite overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

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

Please monitor Hydro’s website for updates on planned water releases.