NYPA to Begin Dock and Buoy Installation Week of April 23
Jill Chamberlain Winters
315-764-0226, Ext. 300
April 5, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Power Project during the week of April 23. The process is expected to take approximately two weeks, but is dependent on the weather and river conditions.
Installation will begin at NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center and will be completed at Howard Park docks in the Town of Waddington.
Docks and buoys will be installed in the following locations:
In the Town of Massena:
Hawkins Point docks and buoys
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.
■ 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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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, www.nypa.gov.