N.Y. Power Authority to Perform
Required Fish Passage Work
August 31, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is
required by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to perform
work related to fish diversion/bypass systems at the Crescent and
Vischer Ferry dams. FERC licenses the hydroelectric projects that
NYPA operates at these dams. The work is scheduled for Tuesday,
September 5, through Thursday, September 7.
Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions
may delay this schedule. Any questions regarding this work should
be directed to Carol Rodino, community relations manager, NYPA, at
The work will be performed starting Tuesday
afternoon, September 5, with the lowering of Crescent pond. Fish
passage work will be completed on Dams A and B in the morning of
Wednesday, September 6, and water levels on Crescent pond will start
to rise late that afternoon.
The water level at Vischer Ferry pond will begin to
drop in the late afternoon of Wednesday, September 6. Fish passage
work will begin on Thursday morning, September 7, with the pond
rising in the afternoon.
Barring any complications or inclement weather,
this fish passage work will be completed in the afternoon of
Thursday, September 7.
■ 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 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 transmission lines.
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