NYPA to Begin Dock and Buoy Installation Week of April 22

Jill Chamberlain Winters
315-764-0226, Ext.300

April 18, 2013


MASSENA –The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin the installation of docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant during the week of April 22. The process is expected to take approximately two weeks, but is dependent on the weather and river conditions.

The St. Lawrence FDR plant’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will be inaccessible and unavailable for public use until the end of May due to repairs and modifications being made to the ramp.  The Hawkins Point dock will be installed after completion of repairs and available for public use. 

The Dock installation will begin at the Massena Intake and will be completed at Howard Park docks in the Town of Waddington.

The Docks and buoys will be installed in the following locations:

In the Town of Massena:

·       Massena Intake docks

·       South Channel buoys

·       Massena Country Club docks

In the Town and Village of Waddington:

·       Whitaker Park docks

·       Old Milk Factory buoys

·       Howard Park docks

All the docks and buoys are scheduled to be removed in the fall, depending on weather and river conditions. The fall removal is timed so they are taken out before heavy frost or ice form on the surface of the docks, creating unsafe conditions for workers and the boating public. NYPA will notify the media and the general public in advance of the work.

About NYPA:

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,

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