N.Y. Power Authority Statement on Water Levels at Lake St. Lawrence

Michael Saltzman

August 8, 2011


Recreational boaters and others with questions regarding the lower water levels on Lake St. Lawrence, which are not unusual for this time of year, should be directed to the International Joint Commission (IJC). The IJC determines the water levels and flows in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system, as provided for under a 1958 agreed-upon regulation plan between the U.S. and Canada for managing the waters along the border. This includes Lake St. Lawrence, which is part of the Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam on the St. Lawrence River.

Questions concerning the water levels should be directed to the U.S. secretary of the IJC’s International St. Lawrence River Board of Control (ISLRBC), John Kangas, at (312) 353-4333 or john.w.kangas@usace.army.mil (An alternate contact is Gail R. Faveri, Canadian ISLRBC secretary, at (905) 336-6007 or gail.faveri@ec.gc.ca)

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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