NYPA Closes Lock 7 Boat Launch to Accommodate Repair Work Beginning October 1

Steve Ramsey
(800) 724-0309

Maura Balaban
(914) 390-8171

September 26, 2013


ALBANY—The boat launch and parking lot at Lock 7 in Niskayuna, across the Mohawk River from the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Vischer Ferry Small Hydroelectric Plant, will close beginning October 1, while workers implement repairs to the boat launch parking area and water diversion structures at Lock 7.

The work will help protect against high water levels and will include raising the elevation of the parking area and also raising and strengthening the concrete core wall of the embankment. Work will also include grading and reseeding along the embankment.

The boat launch and parking lot will be closed through December 1, for safety reasons while the work is underway.  The work is not expected to affect normal water flows along the river.


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