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Power Authority Fishing Pier Temporarily Closed

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
716-286-6651
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov

July 29, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

LEWISTON—The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the main generating facility at the Niagara Power Project, will be closed from Monday, August 4, to Friday, August 22, for precautionary maintenance. 

Workers from CAN-USA will be conducting rock scaling along the gorge wall above the access road, fishing pier and handicapped parking area. The maintenance will be done in an effort to prevent loose rock from tumbling down the gorge wall onto the roadway and recreational area. Rock will be removed by trucks using the access road. 

The work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, August 23, at which point the pier will re-open for its admission-free daily usage from dawn to dusk, well in advance of salmon season in September and October. Parking is available at the top of the hill next to the roadway that provides access to the pier.

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