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NYSEG WILL LOWER WATER LEVEL IN CADYVILLE RESERVOIR ON JULY 21 TO BEGIN FINAL PHASE OF SPILLWAY MAINTENANCE WORK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Plattsburgh, NY, July 9, 2008 – On July 21, NYSEG will reduce the water level in the Cadyville Reservoir to about 34 inches lower than the typical summer/fall level to finish resurfacing the face of the spillway.

NYSEG has sent letters to property owners around the reservoir to inform them of the work and to encourage them to remove boats and docks before the water level is reduced.

The spillway resurfacing project, which was started last year, is expected to be done in mid-November. The work will protect the face of the spillway and stop the cosmetic erosion that has been taking place on the 1920s vintage structure before it becomes a dam safety issue. 

The construction plan and information on water level changes necessary to perform this work have been submitted to and approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

About NYSEG: NYSEG is a Rochester-based subsidiary of Energy East Corporation [NYSE:EAS], a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast. We serve 872,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting our customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally-responsible manner, we will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve. For more information about NYSEG, visit nyseg.com.

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