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Power Authority Fishing Pier Set To Reopen Aug. 23

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
716-286-6661
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov

August 19, 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 reopen Saturday, Aug. 23. Precautionary maintenance that began on Aug. 4 is scheduled to be completed on Aug. 22. The pier is available for admission-free daily use from dawn to dusk.

Workers from CAN-USA conducted rock scaling along the gorge wall above the access road, fishing pier and handicapped parking area. The maintenance was done in an effort to prevent loose rock from tumbling down the gorge wall onto the roadway and recreational area.

Parking is available at the top of the hill next to the roadway that provides access to the pier.

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