Piercefield : P-7387

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Waterway: Raquette R

Authorized capacity: 2.7 mW

License issued: 10/27/2005
License expires: 10/31/2045

Licensee: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.p.

The Piercefield project is located on the Raquette River below the outlet of Tupper Lake, in the towns of Piercefield and Altamont, St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, respectively, New York.

The existing project consists of:

  • a dam with a 495-foot-long concrete retaining wall/dike on the right shoreline, a 620-foot-long concrete and masonry stone retaining wall located along the left shoreline, a 118-foot-long stanchion type stop log spillway, a 294-foot-long, 22-foot-high ogee spillway section surmounted by 2-foot-high flashboards, and a 110-foot-long concrete masonry forebay retaining wall,
  • a 370-acre reservoir,
  • a powerhouse containing three generating units having a total rated capacity of 2,700 kilowatt (kW),
  • a 46-kilovolt transmission line; and
  • appurtenant facilities.



License Application and Settlement Filed 10-20-2003
EA Issued 06-23-2005
License Order and Settlement Approval 10-27-2005