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March 11, 2011

SALMON RIVER ADVISORY FOR FISHERMEN CONTINUES

Altmar - Patricia Egan, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, has continued an advisory for fishermen on the Salmon River due to high water conditions, urging them to be extremely cautious as water conditions could be unsafe. A flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service last night has been extended through tomorrow morning, and depending on conditions could be extended.

Egan said Brookfield Renewable Power, Inc. has informed her that the hydro stations on the Salmon River will be releasing more water than usual through the hydro station gates beginning Wednesday evening, March 9. Brookfield indicated the high water conditions may extend at least through the weekend.

Brookfield is releasing the water to make room in the Salmon River Reservoir for more rain forecast for the area through Saturday. The National Weather Service - Buffalo Forecast Office's forecast for Oswego County indicates that up to 2 inches could fall through Saturday morning, and combined with snowmelt could cause flood problems throughout the region.

Egan said fishermen should be very cautious in and around the Salmon River due to the higher levels and dangerous conditions. She also reminded area residents to continue to monitor weather reports over the next few days.

For current water level conditions n for the Salmon River, please visit the Waterline website.


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