New York Power Auhority logo




Gates Lowered At Iroquois Dam Until Further Notice
Boaters Required To Use Iroquois Lock

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304               

April 10, 2009


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.

  About NYPA:

■    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 information,

Return to Press Center