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Delay for Installation of Spring Flashboards & Boat Warning Systems at Crescent and Vischer Ferry Dams

Contact:
Connie Cullen
914-390-8196
connie.cullen@nypa.gov 

April 20, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY— Due to recent high water conditions the annual installation of flashboards, boat warning systems and fish deterrent systems at Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, previously scheduled to begin on the evening of April 22, 2007, has been delayed.

This work is now expected to begin the week of April 30.  

A revised schedule will be announced when more information is available.

Any questions regarding this work should be directed to John Osinski, New York Power Authority Albany Office at 518/433-6742.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), working with the Canal Corporation, oversees the seasonal installation of buoys and flashboards at Crescent and Vischer Ferry dams, located on the Mohawk River in the Towns of Niskayuna, Clifton Park and Colonie.  The New York State Canal System is scheduled to open on or before May 1st, depending on weather. 

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