Date Announced for Water Drawdown
for Closure of Adult Fish Bypass at Vischer Ferry Dam
July 2, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA), working
with the Canal Corporation, will oversee a water drawdown on July 11
to close the adult fish bypass at Vischer Ferry dam, on the Mohawk
River. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, July 11
Drawdown of the water level at Vischer Ferry
will start at 4 am and drop to the elevation of
210.9 feet by 10:30 am. The work will be completed and the
water level will start to rise by 11:30 am.
Water level at Vischer Ferry will return to
normal level in approximately 18 to 36 hours after the work is
complete, depending on the river flow.
Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions
may delay this schedule or decrease the time to refill. Any
questions regarding this work should be directed to John Osinski in
NYPA’s Albany Office at 518-433-6742.
■ 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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