Niagara Project Fishing Platform
to Remain Open Until Oct. 29
October 4, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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.
■ 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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