Central Hudson to hold siren test on Oct. 31
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. is conducting a siren test for the Sturgeon Pool Hydroelectric plant on Oct. 31, beginning at about 9:30 a.m. and lasting approximately one minute.
The test will be held in conjunction with Ulster County Emergency Management. The sirens are located in the upper portion of the waterway in the vicinity of the dam, and will be audible to residents near and downstream along the Wallkill River and Rondout Creek.
In the event of an actual emergency, residents in this area should proceed immediately to higher elevations and away from the river and creek banks.
The Sturgeon Pool plant is one of the original hydroelectric facilities providing electricity to the Hudson Valley. The facility is continuously monitored and inspected regularly, and has been continuously maintained since its construction.
The dam is regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.