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Photo and Caption: Installing Fish Habitat Improvements in Niagara River

October 30, 2008

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Buffalo marine contractor H. J. Darling have completed installation of a pilot program of fish attraction structures by placing boulder-sized rocks and tree limbs on the bottom of the Upper Niagara River to simulate reefs and produce currents where fish like to rest, forage and hide.  Four prototype structures were installed in the river and will be evaluated to determine effective design features for future locations.  This $118,000 Habitat Improvement Project is one of many benefits for Western New York funded by NYPA through the 2007 license awarded to NYPA for operation of the Niagara Power Project. 


Photo Credit: New York Power Authority

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Jill Murman Payne

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