NYPA Closes Public Fishing Access at the Crescent Plant to Accommodate Repair Work

Steve Ramsey
(800) 724-0309

Maura Balaban
(914) 390-8171

October 2, 2012


ALBANY—Public fishing access at the New York Power Authority’s Crescent plant, a small-hydro facility straddling  the border of Albany and Saratoga counties, will close beginning October 8, to accommodate work to repair an underwater electrical cable damaged last year during Tropical Storm Irene.

Fishing access in the immediate vicinity of the nearly 10-megawatt plant on the Mohawk River will be off limits through mid-December 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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