Gates Lowered At Iroquois Dam Until Further
Boaters Required To Use Iroquois Lock
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
April 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today
said that the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control has
ordered the lowering of the gates at Iroquois Dam near Waddington
due to increased water levels on Lake St. Lawrence.
The order was issued to NYPA and Ontario Power
Generation, which jointly operate the international Robert
Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam.
Iroquois Dam is located upstream of the power dam
and regulates the outflow from Lake Ontario and the level of Lake
St. Lawrence. The gates of the Iroquois Dam are being lowered to
help prevent Lake St. Lawrence, the section of the river located
between Waddington and Massena, from rising too high.
The lowered gates at Iroquois Dam will require
boats to use Iroquois Lock to pass the dam. The gates will be
lowered until further notice.
■ 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. For more
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