N.Y. Power Authority To Perform Required Fish
September 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is
required by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to perform annual
work related to fish diversion/bypass systems at the Vischer Ferry
On that basis, NYPA will be closing the adult fish
passage and opening the juvenile fish passage at its Vischer Ferry
Plant during the week following Labor Day. The work will begin at
the small-hydro plant at 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, with the
lowering of Vischer Ferry pond. The water level will drop to 210.9
feet by 10:30 a.m. The juvenile passage will be opened at Vischer
Ferry Dam F, with the water level starting to rise by 11 a.m.
The water level at Vischer Ferry will return to
normal elevation in approximately 24 to 48 hours, depending on the
water flow of the Mohawk River.
Barring any complications or inclement weather, the
fish passage work will be completed by the afternoon of Sept. 10.
The work will be undertaken by staff members from
NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.
Marinas in the Vischer Ferry area have been
directly notified of the planned work for next week.
In the event of any questions regarding the work,
please contact John Osinski, executive director of Regulatory
Affairs, NYPA, at (518)-433-6742.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money
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bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy
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utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of New York
State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■
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