Power Authority to Reopen
Reservoirs for Recreational Boating
April 27, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will reopen the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Power Project on Monday, April 30 to recreational
boats and boat trailers clearly marked with New York State
registration numbers and a NYPA permit.
Permits will be valid through Sept. 30, when the
reservoirs will be closed to boating until the following April.
Applications for permits may be obtained by calling 1-800-724-0309
or by visiting the Power Authority’s web page:
The upper reservoir, located on Kingsley Road in
the Town of Gilboa, will be open to boating daily from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. 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 may be accessed through Mine
Kill State Park on Route 30. Boating will be permitted from 7:30
a.m. until the park closes each day. The park will be open until 4
p.m. until the first weekend in May; afterward, it will remain open
Boating on the upper reservoir is restricted to
recreational craft – rowboats and canoes – with or without electric
trolling motors. Gasoline-powered engines are permitted on the lower
The reservoirs may be closed to boating at any time
at the Power Authority’s discretion.
■ 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 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
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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