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Update on controlled releases of water in several locations on the Island

January 3rd, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travelers in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland that the company has stopped releasing water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure. The potential for additional releases remains however, and may begin at any time in the coming days.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travelers that the Company is no longer releasing water at the following locations, and additional releases at these locations are not expected at this time:

  • In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s Northwest Coast at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River.
  • In the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • In the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.
  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

Additionally, 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.


Previous (December 30, 2023):

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the Company is no longer releasing water at the following locations:

  • The Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s Northwest Coast at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River;
  • The Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland at the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River;
  • The Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.

The Company is continuing to release water at the following locations:

  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake;
  • The Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure;
  • In the Upper Salmon area of Central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon 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:

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