Delay for Installation of Spring
Flashboards & Boat Warning Systems at Crescent and Vischer Ferry
April 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY— Due to recent high water conditions the
annual installation of flashboards, boat warning systems and fish
deterrent systems at Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, previously
scheduled to begin on the evening of April 22, 2007, has been
This work is now expected to begin the week of
A revised schedule will be announced when more
information is available.
Any questions regarding this work should be
directed to John Osinski, New York Power Authority Albany Office at
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), working with
the Canal Corporation, oversees the seasonal installation of buoys
and flashboards at Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, located on the
Mohawk River in the Towns of Niskayuna, Clifton Park and Colonie.
The New York State Canal System is scheduled to open on or before
May 1st, depending on weather.
■ 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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