Dates Announced for Water Drawdown
for Opening of Juvenile Fish Bypasses at Vischer Ferry Dams
NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS
RELEASE WAS SENT ON AUG 20. DUE TO THE TIMELINESS OF ITS CONTENT,
IT IS BEING RE-ISSUED TODAY AS A REMINDER.
August 20, 2007- Re-Issued August 31, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is
required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to perform work
related to fish bypass systems at the Crescent and Vischer Ferry
dams. Both dams are on the Mohawk River. The juvenile fish passages
at each location will be opened the week following Labor Day. The
schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, September 5
Drawdown of the water level at Crescent
will start at 3 am and drop to the elevation of 183.9 feet
by 10:30 am. The juvenile passage will be opened on Dam B
with the water level starting to rise by 11:30 am.
Water level at Crescent will return to
normal level in approximately 12 to 24 hours, depending on
the river flow.
Thursday, September 6
Drawdown of the water level at Vischer
Ferry will start at 4 am and drop to elevation 210.9
feet by 10:30 am. The juvenile passage will be opened on
Dam F, with the water level starting to rise by 11 am.
Water level at Vischer Ferry will return to
normal level in approximately 24 to 48 hours, depending on
the river flow.
Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions
may delay this schedule or change the time to refill. Any questions
regarding this work should be directed to John Osinski in NYPA’s
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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