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Important Information About Reservoir Impoundment (Updated August 14)

A critical step on the path to first power from the Muskrat Falls generating facility is the creation of the reservoir (impoundment). The reservoir is the area upstream of the Muskrat Falls facility – it extends 59km upstream of the facility to Gull Island. 

We are currently impounding (raising the level of the water) the Muskrat Falls reservoir. Once the elevation of the water level in the reservoir reaches around 32m we will then hold the water level for a period of time to inspect all of the structures. We anticipate that by the end of September, we will have increased the water level in the reservoir to 39 m – the reservoir’s full supply level.   

To learn more about the impoundment process and important safety information, please click here.