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Weather brings work for NYPA

The New York Power Authority has informed the New York State Canal Corporation that a portion of the flashboards on the dam at Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry has failed resulting in a drop in typical summer navigation levels of 12 to 16 inches. Mariners are advised vessels moored in shallow areas of the Canal in the pool above Lock E-7 may become grounded as a result of this flashboard failure.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The New York Power Authority has informed the New York State Canal Corporation that a portion of the flashboards on the dam at Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry has failed resulting in a drop in typical summer navigation levels of 12 to 16 inches. Mariners are advised vessels moored in shallow areas of the Canal in the pool above Lock E-7 may become grounded as a result of this flashboard failure.
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Recent events indicate the New York Power Authority’s small hydroelectric facilities on the Mohawk River remain vulnerable not only to flooding disasters but to heavy rainfall, as well. NYPA recently announced completion of a repair project at the Crescent hydroelectric plant straddling Saratoga and Albany counties, giving local anglers back a popular fishing spot near the site. The fishing hole was closed in December to make room for repair work on an underwater electrical cable ...

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