Gates Lifted at Iroquois Dam
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April 14, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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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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
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