FISHING PIER AT BASE OF NYPA PROJECT WILL BE CLOSED APRIL 27 AND 28
April 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project will be closed to the public on April 27 and 28.
A cable car that runs across the lower Niagara River from Lewiston to Queenston, Ontario, is being permanently removed along with its cable. The 715-foot steel cable was installed in 1973 to monitor the flow of water in that section of the river. Since other means are being used to monitor the water flow, the cable is no longer needed.
Access to the fishing pier will be closed for safety reasons while the cable is removed. The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a temporary perimeter in the river within the work area that will prevent boat travel. The river shoreline can still be accessed using the stairway at the lower fisherman’s parking lot.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environment Canada own the cable; NYPA and Ontario Hydro have shared maintenance duties for the cable’s upkeep and NYPA will be undertaking the cable’s removal.
■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.