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Niagara Project Fishing Platform to Remain Open Until Oct. 29

Rob Daly

October 4, 2007


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has pushed back the scheduled date for temporarily closing a public fishing platform at the Niagara Power Project, from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29.

The rescheduling will provide anglers continued access to a popular location for catching salmon and other fish as the fishing season along the Niagara River winds down.

The platform closing is necessary to permit construction work for enhancing safety in the area of the structure, near the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the Niagara project’s main generating facility. The work, which is expected to last through the fall, is being undertaken in preparation for future parking enhancements, as provided for under the hydroelectric project’s new operating license.

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