Update on controlled water release at Cat Arm, Star Lake and Upper Salmon areas

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s Northwest Coast that there is no longer the potential for releases of water at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River at this time.

The Company is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to high reservoir levels, the Company may be required to release water in the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake. Releases may begin at any time.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are still ongoing 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.