Water levels to be lowered along Oswego River

Brookfield Renewable Power will be lowering the water level along the Oswego River next week.

Brookfield will be lowering the water level behind the dam at Varick (between locks 6 and 7) approximately three feet below normal to replace flashboards on the dam and facilitate a regularly scheduled inspection  of the dam.

The water level will be lowered starting Tuesday, July 23 in preparation for work to be done that day. The water level will return to normal that afternoon.

Depending on the weather or flow condition, the flashboard repairs and dam inspection may be required to be cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24.

In addition, Brookfield will be lowering the water level behind the dam at High Dam (between locks 5 and 6) approximately 1.5 feet below normal to replace flashboards on the dam and for the City of Oswego to conduct a dam inspection.

The water level will be lowered starting Thursday, July 25 in preparation for work to be done that day. The water level will return to normal the afternoon of Friday, July 26.

Depending on the weather or flow condition, the flashboard repairs and dam inspection may be required to be cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, July 26.

Lastly, Brookfield will be lowering the water level behind the dam at Minetto (lock 5) approximately 1.5 feet below normal to replace flashboards on the dam.

The water level will be lowered starting Tuesday, July 30 in preparation for work to be done that day. The water level will return to normal that afternoon.

Depending on the weather or flow condition, the flashboard repairs and dam inspection may be required to be cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, July 31.

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