Power Authority Will Reopen
Reservoirs on Monday, April 25
1-800-724-0309 or 518-287-6000 ext 6380
April 19, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will
reopen the upper and lower reservoirs at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project on Monday, April 25.
Boating will be restricted to those who obtain and
display special permits on their boats and boat trailers.
Permits will be good until Sept. 30. Both
reservoirs are closed to boating the rest of the year.
Applications for permits may be obtained by calling
1-800-724-0309 or by visiting the Power Authority’s web page,
The upper reservoir, located on Kingsley Road in
the Town of Gilboa, is open to boating daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through Sept. 30. Permit holders are required to call 1-800-FOR-NYPA
(1-800-367-6972) extension 6364, on the day before they intend to use
the reservoir. On the day they use the reservoir, boaters must stop at
the South Gate on Valenti Road to notify security personnel.
The lower reservoir may be accessed through Mine
Kill State Park on Route 30. Boating is permitted from 7:30 a.m. until
the park closes at dusk.
Boating on the upper reservoir is restricted to
rowboats and canoes—with or without electric trolling motors—which are
clearly marked with New York State registration numbers and a NYPA
Gasoline-powered engines are permitted only on the
The reservoirs may be closed to boating at any time
due to increased threat level as determined by Power Authority corporate