The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has released an environmental assessment bulletin in regards to proposed flood control measures at Springdale Terminal Station.

The proponent, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, proposes to construct an earthen perimeter berm to prevent flooding at the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Springdale Terminal Station on Route 392. The flood control berm surrounding the station will be approximately 270 metres in length with a height of one metre. The berm is to control flooding and runoff from Davis Brook, a tributary of Indian River.

In April of 2015, flooding at the station, located in Central Newfoundland, with residents to stay away from the area. One of two transmission lines leading into the station tripped as a result of the flooding, which was caused by a combination of heavy rain and melting snow.

The undertaking was registered on August 6, 2019; the deadline for public comments is September 12, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by September 20, 2019.

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