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Photos and Captions: New Fish Protection System Installed at NYPA Plant

September 16, 2008 

Sound projectors are lowered from a barge for installation in the Mohawk River as part of the New York Power Authorityís redesigned fish protection system at the Crescent hydroelectric plant.  The system, which uses sound from the projectors to repel blueback herring, is intended to keep the fish away from the plantís powerhouse on their annual downstream migration to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Photo Credit:  NYPA

The New York Power Authorityís Crescent hydroelectric plant on the Mohawk River, where the Power Authority has installed a redesigned system to protect blueback herring on their annual downstream migration to the Atlantic Ocean. Underwater sound projectors, located just north of the large island in the middle of the photo, are intended to keep the herring away from the powerhouse on the left and guide them over the dam on the right.

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Photo Credit: NYPA

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