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Update on Controlled Release of Water – Burnt Dam, Granite Canal and Star Lake

April 1st, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the

  • Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland that the company has stopped releasing water the Burnt Dam Spillway. The potential for additional releases remains due to high water levels and flows, and these could begin at any time.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the

  • Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that due to recent mild weather and rainfall, the company may be required to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure or at the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off. Releases may begin at any time in the coming days.

Finally, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the

  • Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland that the Company is continuing to release water at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake.

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:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nlh.nl.ca