For Immediate Release, page one of two,
APGI-Yadkin Submits Variance Request To FERC For
and the Fish and Aquatics Issue Advisory Group (IAG) are in the process of
analyzing the effects of low water levels on aquatic habitats in the drawdown
zones of the Project's reservoirs. In
order to accomplish this study effectively and minimize possible effects on
environmental resources and recreational use of the Reservoir, APGI-Yadkin has
study will provide the type of information needed to make informed decisions
about the future operations of the Yadkin Project," said Gene Ellis, APGI-Yadkin's
environmental and natural resources manager.
"We are working with many local stake-holders and agencies to
coordinate this drawdown."
APGI-Yadkin's current operations, Narrows Reservoir usually fluctuates one to
two feet in depth. Since Narrows has
additional storage that may be utilized when needed to offset some
the planned December drawdown will be outside the drawdown schedule in
Yadkin’s FERC approved operating guides, APGI-Yadkin is required by FERC to
consult with resource agencies and request prior approval from FERC.
If FERC approves the drawdown, APGI-Yadkin will alert the general public,
pier permittees, and others of the planned drawdown through local newspapers,
letters, and its Web site.
additional information on reservoir water levels, including hourly updates and
one-day water level predictions, go to APGI-Yadkin's Web site at www.alcoa.com/yadkin
or call APGI-Yadkin's toll-free number at 888-886-1063.
Power Generating Inc. owns the land below the waters and the water rights of
High Rock, Tuckertown,
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