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Iroquois Dam Gates Lowered Due to Increased Water Levels

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext 300

July 5, 2006


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced Wednesday that the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control has required lowering of the gates at Iroquois Dam near Waddington because of increased water levels on Lake St. Lawrence.

The order was issued to the Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation.  The lowered gates at Iroquois Dam will require boats to use Iroquois Lock to pass the dam.  The gates will be lowered until further notice.

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