Public Safety Advisory (UPDATED): Controlled Release of Water in Granite Canal, Potential in Burnt Pond & White Bear River Areas

February 12th, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that the Company is no longer releasing water in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland. The Company has closed the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and there is no longer flow at the Granite Canal Spillway or the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River.

The potential that the Company might be required to release water from the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River has ended for now.

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

 


 

Previous Advisory

February 7, 2018 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that due to recent and forecast rainfall, possibly combined with snow melt, the Company is required to release water in the Granite Canal area accessed from Central Newfoundland and may be required to release water in the Burnt Pond and White Bear River areas of Central and Southern Newfoundland.

The Company has begun to release water at the Granite Canal Bypass Structure and there may be some small release at the Granite Canal Spillway and the Granite Overflow Dykes along Burnt Dam access road into Grey River. Releases at the spillway or overflow dykes may wash out the road to Burnt Dam, located 15.5 km from the Granite turn-off.

There is a potential that the Company might be required to release water from the Burnt Dam Spillway into the White Bear River.

People are advised to continue to use this area with great caution as water levels and flows are higher than normal and may be unpredictable.



Media Contact:

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