[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Study looks at addressing effects of wind farms on radar  

Credit:  WWNY | Monday, November 6, 2017 | www.wwnytv.com ~~

It’s called the Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study. It’s intended as a guide for the military and civilian communities to co-exist in the north country, exploring ways they can work together where both sides win, keeping in mind the future of the military post and its potential growth.

One topic discussed in the study: wind turbines.

The study says wind turbines that are near weather radar in Lewis County have an impact on it, causing inaccuracies.

Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum relies on that radar.

Right now, the Maple Ridge Wind Farm is the only wind farm close enough to the Lewis County radar, but there are five other wind projects proposed which could have an effect.

Fort Drum has software that can “screen out” those wind turbines so it doesn’t confuse the radar. The problem? It causes blind spots.

“When you start to overlay those with more and more turbines because of more and more projects, it increases the black out area,” said Jim Wright, executive director of the Development Authority of the North Country.

He says what this study speaks to is how you try to minimize the less than favorable effects of wind turbines.

“It may entail changing the configuration, it may entail downsizing them, it may entail not even proceeding,” he said.

The Development Authority will have two open house events to discuss the study.

The first will be held November 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria of Lowville Academy Elementary School. The second event will take place November 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Watertown High School cafeteria.

Source:  WWNY | Monday, November 6, 2017 | www.wwnytv.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter