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Gates Lifted at Iroquois Dam

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304               

April 14, 2009


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today said that the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control ordered the lifting of the gates at Iroquois Dam near Waddington.  The gates have been lifted and returned to their normal operating positions.

The order was issued to NYPA and Ontario Power Generation, which jointly operate the international Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam.

Iroquois Dam is located upstream of the power dam and regulates the outflow from Lake Ontario and the level of Lake St. Lawrence. Last week the Board of Control had ordered the gates lowered at Iroquois Dam to help prevent water levels in Lake St. Lawrence from rising too high.

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