Government Announces Appointment to Lead Assessment of Flooding at Mud Lake

The Provincial Government has engaged an independent expert to lead the assessment of the cause of the flooding event at Mud Lake. The review will be led by Dr. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt, whose work will be supported by an engineering consultant and traditional knowledge from residents.

The approach that the Provincial Government is taking to the review will ensure that those carrying out the work are fully independent and specialized. They will work cooperatively with community representatives to ensure that local knowledge is considered.

The Provincial Government and Nalcor Energy will be expected to provide information to Dr. Lindenschmidt as requested, and government will release the recommendations from this process once a final report is submitted. The report from the consultant is expected to be complete by early fall.