NYPA Closes Public Fishing Access on September 9 at the Crescent Plant to Accommodate Repair Work

Steve Ramsey
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Maura Balaban
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September 3, 2013


ALBANY—Public fishing access at the New York Power Authority’s Crescent Plant, a small hydroelectric facility on the Mohawk River, straddling the border of Albany and Saratoga counties, will close beginning September 9, while workers rebuild eroded areas of the river shoreline.  

Fishing access in the immediate vicinity of the 12-megawatt plant will be closed through October for safety reasons while the work is underway.  (A megawatt can power 800 to 1,000 average-sized homes.)

The work is not expected to affect normal water flows along the river.

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