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New York Power Authority Fishing Piers to Close for Winter

NYPA Contact:
Louis Paonessa
(716) 286-6651
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov

December 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON - The public-access fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the main generating facility at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the winter season on Monday, Dec. 9. Weather-permitting, it will still be open this weekend, December 7 to 8.

The public fishing pier near the Upper Mountain Fire Company at the Lewiston Reservoir will also close for the season on December 9 and will reopen once ice conditions clear in the spring.

The reopening of the fishing pier at the Robert Moses Niagara plant site will be impacted by ongoing road work. When completed late next year, the road renovations will provide a redesigned, paved and safer access road for vehicles and pedestrians.

NYPA is also constructing a riverside, pedestrian walkway along the road from the upper to the lower parking lots, with a guide rail separating vehicles from pedestrians.

Status updates on the reopening of the fishing piers are available by calling 716-796-0135, ext. 45.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.