Flashboards Scheduled for Repair
at Vischer Ferry on Wednesday, May 30
May 24, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority, (NYPA) working
with the Canal Corporation, will repair a section of flashboards at
Vischer Ferry Dam damaged by recent high water and debris. This
work will affect the Vischer Ferry pool. The schedule is as
Wednesday, May 30 Drawdown of the
Water level at Vischer Ferry will start at 5 am and drop to
elevation 210.8’ by 10 am.
The section of flashboards will be repaired and the water level will
start to rise by 11 am.
Water level at Vischer Ferry will return to normal level in
approximately 18 to 36 hours, depending on the river flow.
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.
Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions
may delay this repair schedule or decrease the time to refill.
Should you have any questions, please contact John L. Osinski, NYPA
Albany Office, at 518-433-6742.
■ 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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