NYPA Reopens Fishing Access Along Schoharie Creek Following Restoration Work

Steve Ramsey
(800) 724-0309

Maura Balaban
(914) 390-8171

August 1, 2013


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NORTH BLENHEIM— Public fishing access along a section of the Schoharie Creek has reopened following restoration work to repair shoreline erosion along the creek, just north of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant (B-G).

Located off Power Plant Access Road near the B-G plant’s North Gate and below the lower reservoir dam, the public fishing area was closed to allow workers to rebuild the shoreline.

As of August 1, the remediation work was successfully completed and anglers are welcome to resume fishing in the area.

The B-G plant is located on Route 30, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh and seven miles north of Grand Gorge.

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The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

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