New York Power Authority Fishing Piers Open for the Season

Lou Paonessa
(716) 286-6651

April 9, 2013


LEWISTON — The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant opened yesterday, April 8, for the season.  The fish cleaning station will also be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.

The pier, open daily from dawn to dusk, is admission-free.  Parking is available near the pier and at the top of the hill next to the roadway that provides access to the pier.

The fishing pier near the Upper Mountain Fire Company at the Lewiston Reservoir has also opened for the season. 

The New York Power Authority 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 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 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, go to

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