Iroquois Dam Gates Lowered
Due to Increased Water Levels
315-764-0226, ext 300
July 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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