New Dates for Installation
Of Spring Flashboards and Boat Warning Systems At Crescent and
Vischer Ferry Dams
May 2, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA), working
with the Canal Corporation, will oversee the seasonal installation
of flashboards at Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, located on the
Mohawk River in the Towns of Niskayuna, Clifton Park and Colonie
will now start Sunday, May 6, 2007. This annual installation was
previously delayed by high water. The installation schedule is as
Sunday, May 6
Water level at Vischer Ferry starts approaching crest in the PM.
Monday, May 7
Water level at Vischer Ferry 0.5’ below crest by AM.
Installation of flashboards starts at Vischer Ferry Dam D.
Tuesday, May 8
Water level at Vischer Ferry remains at 0.5’ below crest in AM
& PM. Installation of flashboards continues at Vischer Ferry
Wednesday, May 9 Water level at Vischer
Ferry remains at 0.5’ below crest in AM & PM. Installation of
flashboards on Dam F and fish deterrent systems completed at
Vischer Ferry. Relocate to Crescent. Water level rises to
211.0’ in PM.
Thursday, May 10 Water level at
Vischer Ferry pond rises from elevation 211.0’ in AM to 213.3’.
Crescent pond drops to 0.5’ below crest in AM & PM. Installation
of flashboards and fish deterrent systems completed at Crescent
in the PM. Crescent pond rises to 185.0’ in the PM as river
Staff members from NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Project will direct the work, which will be conducted by a
maintenance crew from the New York State Canal Corporation’s
Waterford Section Office, utilizing a self-propelled flat bottom
boat, or scow.
Barring any complications or inclement weather, the
flashboard installation will be completed Thursday, May 10, 2007.
Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions may delay this
schedule. Any questions regarding this work should be directed to
John Osinski, New York Power Authority Albany Office at
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facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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