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N.Y. Power Authority to Perform Required Fish Passage Work

Carol Rodino

August 31, 2006


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 518-433-6736.

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.

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■    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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