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NYPA Fishing Sites Reopen, April 1

Pier at Robert Moses Plant Still Remains Closed

Contact Information:
Lou Paonessa
(716) 268-6651
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov


March 31, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON - On April 1, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will reopen fishing piers for the season near the Upper Mountain Fire Company at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the Niagara River Intakes. Both sites are open daily from dawn to dusk and are free to use.

The fishing pier at the base of NYPA’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will remain closed until further notice due to roadwork renovations for major improvements along South Access Road that leads to the pier. The road is closed to public vehicles and pedestrian traffic. Hikers proceeding along the shoreline from Devil’s Hole will not have access to the stairway between the former lower parking lot and the water’s edge.

When completed this summer, the new redesigned, paved road will offer safer access to the fishing pier for vehicles and pedestrians. A new riverside walkway with a protective guard rail will also be installed.

For updated information on the road renovations and traffic restrictions, call 716-796-0135, extension 45.

 

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■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.