NYPA REOPENS HINCKLEY DAM AND RESERVOIR BOAT LAUNCH
Launch Will Remain Open as Long as Water Elevation Remains at Safe Levels
UTICA—The New York Power Authority today announced the recreational boat launch at the Hinckley Dam and Reservoir has reopened.
The launch will remain open as long as the water is at a level that allows for boats to safely be taken in and out of the water. It had been closed last week due to low water levels caused by a smaller snowpack and a relatively dry spring. However, recent rainfall has increased the water elevation to sufficient levels.
The launch consists of concrete planks extending 200 feet into the reservoir to permit easy access for boaters. Located along the north side of the reservoir on Route 365, the boat launch was first opened by NYPA in 1985 in connection with the construction of NYPA’s Gregory B. Jarvis Power Project.
The Jarvis project, which began operations in 1986, is named after an astronaut from the Mohawk Valley killed that year aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
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