Power Authority to Reopen
Upper Reservoir for Fishing
518-287-6000 ext 6380
May 26, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM – The New York Power Authority has
reopened the upper reservoir at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power
Project to boaters who obtain and display special permits on their boats
and boat trailers.
Applications for permits may be obtained by calling
1-800-724-0309 or by visiting the Power Authority’s
www.nypa.gov. The reservoir, located on Kingsley Road in the Town of
Gilboa, is open to boating daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 30.
Permit holders are required to call 1-800-FOR-NYPA (1-800-367-6972)
extension 6364, on the day before they intend to use the reservoir. On
the day they use the reservoir, boaters must stop at the South Gate on
Valenti Road to notify security personnel.
The lower reservoir remains closed to boating, but
shoreline fishing off Mine Kill State Park is permitted from 7:30 a.m.
until the park closes each day.
Upper reservoir boating is restricted to
recreational craft -- rowboats and canoes -- with or without electric
trolling motors, which are clearly marked with New York State
registration numbers and a NYPA permit. Gasoline-powered engines are not
The reservoir may be closed at any time due to
increased threat level as determined by Power Authority corporate