Piercefield : P-7387

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  • P-7387
  • Raquette R
  • East
  • NY
  • 2.70 MW


  • Download License
  • 10-27-2005
  • 10-31-2045


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


Flow, Fish Movement, Recreation

Erie Boulevard also filed a Settlement along with the application with proposed protection, mitigation, and enhancement measures at the Project.

Signatories of the Settlement are ErieBoulevard, Adirondack Council, Adirondack Park Agency, ADK, American Rivers, American Whitewater, New York Rivers United, New York State Conservation Council, New York DEC, St. Lawrence County, the town of Altamont, the town of Piercefield, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the National Park Service.